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Always dad : being a great dad during and after divorce

Author: Paul Mandelstein
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, ©2006.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Mandelstein
ISBN: 1413304958 9781413304954
OCLC Number: 123470173
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction. Lemons into lemonade --
A chance for growth --
Getting started --
It's all about the kids --
Ch. 1. Breaking up is hard to do --
One last try --
Honoring the bonds of our children --
Taking care of yourself --
Who moves out? --
Leave the lawyer stuff for later if you can --
Money, money, money, money --
Hang in there --
Ch. 2. Creating your new home --
Making a home --
Location, location, location --
Make room for the kids --
What's cookin'? --
Excuse me! Do I look like a taxi? --
Remember you're human --
Taking stock --
Ch. 3. Daily life as a single dad --
A typical day --
On less-than-ideal days --
Managing the details --
Caring for your kids --
Baby sitters and after-school care --
Homework, TV, games, & leisure --
"Right speech" and staying focused on the future --
Ch. 4. The noncustodial dance --
Dealing with the changes --
Some things don't change --
Staying connected --
Different voices, different homes --
Establishing your house rules --
Getting flexible at work --
Show up when you say you will --
Presence, not presents --
Ch. 5. Ex-communications: 10 ways to make talking to your ex easier: 1. Be nice --
2. Spare the kids --
3. Get help --
4. Take 24 --
5. Create clear boundaries --
6. Don't try to change her --
7. Find ways to agree --
8. Listen to your ex-spouse without defending yourself --
9. Let your ex have her way while not giving up yours --
10. Ask for what you want --
11. Bonus advice : ground rules for face-to-face meetings --
Ch. 6. Settling up : legal and custody issues --
The high cost of conflict --
The basics of the legal divorce --
Dividing the pie : spousal support and property division --
How to choose an attorney --
Making a paper trail --
When you have to fight --
Assume the impossible is possible --
Don't underestimate your stress --
Opportunities for personal growth --
Ch. 7. Let's get real about the kids --
Becoming the parent you want to be --
Keeping your kids out of the fray --
Setting limits --
Watching for signs of stress in your kids --
Our teenagers, ourselves --
Ch. 8. Keeping yourself together --
Recognizing and managing stress --
10 not-so-hard-and-fast rules for managing stress --
Recognizing and managing depression --
Choosing your problems --
Letting go of your problems --
Don't go it alone --
Ch. 9. Birthdays and holidays --
Happy birthday for all --
Have a happy holiday --
10 tips for keeping birthdays and holidays sane and happy --
Ch. 10. Kids, friends, dating, and lovers --
The dating game : ready or not? --
Back in the game --
Dating and your ex --
Introducing your new love to the kids --
You're the boss of you --
When your ex starts dating --
Ch. 11. Taking a chance on love again : remarriage and blending families --
Parenting in a blended family --
Make space for mourning, and change will happen --
New family, new rituals --
Dealing with your ex about your marriage, and hers --
Do we really have to talk about this? --
Nurturing your relationship --
Nurturing your extended family --
Appendix. Divorce and fathering resources --
Index.
Other Titles: Being a great dad during & after divorce
Responsibility: by Paul Mandelstein.

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