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How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Divorce with Christina McGhee

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

So, you and your spouse have decided to divorce. You’re now faced with the responsibility of telling your kids. Unfortunately, there is no script for breaking the news to them. This week, I am bringing back my friend and colleague Christina McGhee to walk listeners through the very nuanced step-by-step process of telling your children you’re getting a divorce.   You and your ex are going to be co-parenting for the rest of your lives. Telling your children you’re getting divorced is the first step in parenting apart.   “You can’t take the hurt away. It is going to be hard. How you handle the hard parts is what makes a huge difference for your kids.” Christina McGhee Show Highlights First and foremost, you don’t want to prematurely tell your children you are divorcing. (3:26) Instead, the most important thing is to have a plan - be thoughtful about what you say and when you plan to say it. (4:00) Christina’s thoughts on telling your children you are only separating and then tell them you are getting a divorce at some point in the future. (6:41) Not a one-off conversation, but a series of conversations. (7:42) What do you say - what kind of information do you and don’t you provide. (11:09) Why it is important to make a distinction between romantic love versus love for your children. (16:52) When is it “easiest” for children to hear that you are getting a divorce? Hint: there is never an easy time. (19:01) As a parent, you need to responsibly manage your emotions. Plus, how to plan the conversation if you (or your spouse) is an emotionally vulnerable parent. (26:35) Curbing the desire to share your version of the truth with your kids. Mitigate this action by putting children at the center. (31:09) Learn More About Christina: Christina McGhee is a “media savvy” divorce-parenting expert whose practical advice has been highlighted both online and in print.  Over the years, she has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, tele-summits, and webinars. Some of the places you may have seen her are Today Parents, Parenting Magazine, The Times, Channel 4, the BBC, NYU Doctor Radio, and The Dr. Laura Berman Radio Show on the Oprah Network just to name a few. Christina is an informative and engaging guest who brings insight and strategies to help separating families deal with “real-life” challenges.  As a zealous advocate for children, she does an excellent job of keeping the focus where it belongs…on kids. Christina speaks on a wide range of topics from what to do in the beginning stages of separation to dealing with issues years down the road.  She is also skilled at addressing tough issues like discipline differences, dealing with a difficult ex, high-conflict personalities, badmouthing, and neutralizing divorce drama. Resources & Links: Christina’s website Christina on LinkedIn Christina on Facebook Christina on Instagram Christina’s previous appearance on The Divorce Survival GuideEllen Bruno about her movie Split, on The Divorce Survival GuideThe Thrive Fund

46mins

8 Apr 2021

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Happy Holidays? How Co-Parents Can Avoid Holiday Nightmares with Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #149

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

On this episode, America's Favorite Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee returns to talk with Susan Guthrie about the many ways that co-parents can make the holidays happier and less stressful for their kids as we enter this 2020 Holiday season! So often the "happiest time of year" can actually be one of the most stressful and scary.  Throw in divorce, separation and a pandemic, and the 2020 holiday season presents even more issues for the children whose parents may be struggling right now.  Thankfully, leading Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee, joins Susan again to give some practical and actionable advice and tips for managing the holidays in two households!   Some topics Christina covers in this episode: How to prepare to talk about the holidays with your co-parent Learn what is most important to kids about the holidays How to handle presents over the holidays What to do about extended family and their expectations How to take the pressure off the kids at their holiday events And much, much more! Here are some additional articles from Christina that might be of assistance: Handling Holiday Hassles With An Ex Who Hates You https://divorceandchildren.com/2017/12/handling-holiday-hassles-with-an-ex-who-hates-you/ Gift Giving Tips for Divorced Parents https://divorceandchildren.com/2016/12/gift-giving-tips-for-divorced-parents/ Radical Acceptance: How parents dealing with divorce or separation can stop being miserable during the holidays https://divorceandchildren.com/2018/12/how-parents-dealing-with-divorce-or-separation-can-stop-being-miserable-during-the-holidays/ 6 Things Children of Divorce Want From Their Parents This Holiday Season https://divorceandchildren.com/2014/12/children-and-divorce-holiday-tips/ 10 Tips for Handling the Holidays When You Are Divorced https://divorceandchildren.com/2008/12/10-tips-for-handling-the-holidays-when-you-are-divorced/ ***SPECIAL SERIES OF EPISODES on DIVORCE AND PARENTING!  Susan is thrilled to have Christina McGhee returning monthly to touch on several of the hot topics in parenting and divorce!  We will be discussing how to co-parent with a high conflict ex, how to handle the holidays and MUCH MORE so stay tuned.  CHRISTINA WILL ALSO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS SENT IN BY LISTENERS SO SEND AN EMAIL TO divorceandbeyodpod@gmail.com  or by DM to @divorceandbeyond on Instagram with your question and hear the answer on a future episode!*** For More Information on This Week's Special Guest:  Christina McGhee  is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes. As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids. As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens. You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com *** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners:  Talking to Kids About Divorce:  How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you*** The film Split: A Divorce Survival Guide for Kids (and their Parents) can be viewed here:  https://www.brunofilms.com/split.  Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. ******************************************************************************************************* SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan has created a website of curated resources for those facing divorce.  Find out more at www.divorceinabetterway.com. ***************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!! SOBERLINK:   As the Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology, Soberlink combines a breathalyzer with wireless connectivity and is the only system with facial recognition, tamper detection, and Advanced Reporting™. The real-time system reduces litigation, fosters peace of mind, and ensures child safety.  SPECIAL OFFER:  For a limited time, get an exclusive $50 off your device by emailing info@soberlink.com and mentioning Divorce and Beyond. ************************************************************************** FAYR, the BEST Co-Parenting App on the Market!   What makes FAYR different?  At FAYR it's not just about efficiency and ease (though they love those).  They also help you create a better co-parenting experience by providing tools for: constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support.  For information on our FAYR, the ONLY co-parenting app recommended by Susan Guthrie and The Divorce and Beyond Podcast,  visit their website at www.fayr.com.  Don't forget to use the code "SUSANG18" for 20% off!! ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook Susan on Instagram Susan on Twitter Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Instagram Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Twitter If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would  give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ***************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM

42mins

16 Nov 2020

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Parenting Plans Aren't for Parents: How to Create a Plan that Works For Your Kids with Top Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #143

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

In this episode, Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee returns to talk with Susan Guthrie about all of the things that parents need to consider in order to create a parenting plan that truly works for the children.   So often when parents sit down to figure out the parenting plan they pull out a calendar and start carving up the time with the kids as if it were another commodity like the bank accounts and debts.  In fact, although the amount of time that children spend with each parent needs to be "equitable" it doesn't need to be 50/50.  In fact, 50/50 rarely actually does (or should) exist.  Find out what the most important considerations actually are for parents who are setting up a time-sharing plan with their children and what will make it successful for the kids. LISTENER QUESTION:  Christina starts the episode by answering the following question from listener, Kim Cuizon about how conflict between parents affects the kids:  "How about when parents don't talk at all but at the same time there are no conflicts?  They're not close enough as friends but are civil during drop offs.  Will this kind of apathetic relationship have lasting effects on the kids?"  GREAT QUESTION AND A VERY COMMON PHENOMENA!  What to know the answer?  Listen in!  (If you have a question for Christina, send and email to divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com and you might hear your question answered on a future episode!) Some MORE Highlights from the Episode: How important is being fair in creating a successful parenting plan for kids? What is the two-home concept and how can parents support it? Learn how important it is properly message parenting time to your kids. Discover why your parenting plan will likely change over time. Hear why you should always follow up a verbal agreement with a quick text or email. And much more so that you can find just the right plan FOR YOUR KIDS! ***SPECIAL SERIES OF EPISODES on DIVORCE AND PARENTING!  Susan is thrilled to have Christina McGhee returning monthly to touch on several of the hot topics in parenting and divorce!  We will be discussing how to co-parent with a high conflict ex, how to handle the holidays and MUCH MORE so stay tuned.  CHRISTINA WILL ALSO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS SENT IN BY LISTENERS SO SEND AN EMAIL TO divorceandbeyodpod@gmail.com  or by DM to @divorceandbeyond on Instagram with your question and hear the answer on a future episode!*** For More Information on This Week's Special Guest:  Christina McGhee  is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids. As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens.You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com *** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners:  Talking to Kids About Divorce:  How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you*** The film Split: A Divorce Survival Guide for Kids (and their Parents) can be viewed here:  https://www.brunofilms.com/split.  Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. ******************************************************************************************************* SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan has created a website of curated resources for those facing divorce.  Find out more at www.divorceinabetterway.com. ***************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!! FAYR, the BEST Co-Parenting App on the Market!   What makes FAYR different?  At FAYR it's not just about efficiency and ease (though they love those).  They also help you create a better co-parenting experience by providing tools for: constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support.  For information on our FAYR, the ONLY co-parenting app recommended by Susan Guthrie and The Divorce and Beyond Podcast,  visit their website at www.fayr.com.  Don't forget to use the code "SUSANG18" for 20% off!! ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook Susan on Instagram Susan on Twitter Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Instagram Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Twitter If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would  give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ***************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM

47mins

11 Oct 2020

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How to Have THE TALK: Telling the Kids About Divorce with Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #139

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

In this episode of the podcast, Susan Guthrie, speaks with leading parenting expert, Christina McGhee, who helps parents walk through the anatomy of how to best tell your children that you are getting a divorce and how to handle the questions "why?" when it comes (and it WILL come!) "Hey kids, we need to talk . . ."  These are the words that lead into the talk that all parents facing divorce dread.  They know that telling their children about the decision to divorce is going to impact their children's lives in ways they perhaps cannot even imagine but it must be done.  That's why in this episode, Susan speaks with one of the leading experts in parenting, best-selling author, speaker and coach, Christina McGhee, who walks you through the key elements that you need to include in THE TALK, and just as importantly, what to leave out!  Christina gives real, concrete tips for making the first talk with your kids, and all the subsequent ones (because there will be more) the best that they can be to help your kids to process and manage the stress and change brought on by divorce. Highlights from the Episode: Find out what you need to know BEFORE having the talk. Hear tips on how to discuss the talk and get on the same page with your co-parent. Discover what the top 6 things are that the kids NEED to hear. Get Christina's insights on handling the fallout if your co-parent jumps the gun. Learn the best way to answer the question "why?" AND SO MUCH MORE!  Every parent going through divorce will need the information in this episode so be sure to listen and share it with your co-parent! ***SPECIAL SERIES OF EPISODES on DIVORCE AND PARENTING!  Susan is thrilled to announce that Christina McGhee will be back for several episodes in the coming months to touch on several of the hot topics in parenting and divorce!  We will be discussing how to create a parenting plan that works for your kids, how to co-parent with a high conflict ex, how to handle the holidays and MUCH MORE so stay tuned.  CHRISTINA WILL ALSO ANSWER SELECT QUESTIONS SENT IN BY LISTENERS SO SEND AN EMAIL TO divorceandbeyodpod@gmail.com with your question and hear the answer on a future episode!*** For More Information on This Week's Special Guest:  Christina McGhee  is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids. As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens.You can find out more about her at divorceandchildren.com *** Christina's Special Gift for Listeners:  Talking to Kids About Divorce:  How to Handle Hard Conversations can be accessed here: https://divorceandchildren.com/just-for-you*** The film Split: A Divorce Survival Guide for Kids (and their Parents) can be viewed here:  https://www.brunofilms.com/split.  Split is a deeply personal film made in collaboration with children aged 6-12, exploring the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents. Split gives us the children's perspective on divorce... no adults, no experts… just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts. Their wisdom, candor, and humor will give courage to other children, and encourage parents to make better choices as they move through divorce. ******************************************************************************************************* SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan has created a website of curated resources for those facing divorce.  Find out more at www.divorceinabetterway.com. ***************************************************************************** THE LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE ACADEMY:  www.learntomediateonline.com LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE:  THE LEARN TO MEDIATE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AN ONLINE COURSE!!  As one of the leading online mediation experts in the country, Susan Guthrie has created a simple and efficient online training program that allows mediation professionals to quickly and easily add an online platform to their practice!  The two hour online program covers the basics of conducting mediations through an online platform like Zoom, and reviews the ethical and practical considerations that arise in this format.  You even receive a copy of, and the right to use, Susan's Online Mediation Guidelines and Ground Rules to make your online mediations even easier for mediator and clients alike!  More than 15,000 professionals have benefited from one of Susan's trainings!  You can find the program at https://learntomediateonline.teachable.com/p/learn-to-mediate-online-training-program or just go to the website www.learntomediateonline.com! Also available at the LTMO ACADEMY:  Social Media Musts for Professionals and DIY Website Builder! ********************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS! DTOUR.LIFE dtour.life is an easy to navigate system that finally brings much needed technology to an inefficient system. Spouses and family law professionals can now collect the endless data, manage the piles of documents, explore various settlements, detail budgets and most importantly, collaborate with the entire team with a single click. And we built this from the ground up with industry best practices and the most advanced security and encryption technology available.  Be sure to check it out today! SPECIAL OFFER:  Sign up for the FREE TRIAL here:  https://www.dtour.life/sign-up and then use special code "SUSAN20" to receive 20% off the cost of a subscription! FAYR, the BEST Co-Parenting App on the Market!   What makes FAYR different?  At FAYR it's not just about efficiency and ease (though they love those).  They also help you create a better co-parenting experience by providing tools for: constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support.  For information on our FAYR, the ONLY co-parenting app recommended by Susan Guthrie and The Divorce and Beyond Podcast,  visit their website at www.fayr.com.  Don't forget to use the code "SUSANG18" for 20% off!! ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook Susan on Instagram Susan on Twitter Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Instagram Divorce & Beyond Podcast on Twitter If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would  give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ***************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM

50mins

7 Sep 2020

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Parenting Apart with Christina McGhee

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

This week Christina McGhee, a divorce parenting expert whose practical advice has been highlighted both online and in print, is on the show. She is also the author of Parenting Apart, a book for divorced or separated parents. Christina is helping me kick off Parenting Month and I couldn’t think of anybody better to do so! She is an advocate for keeping the focus on kids even during the most emotional and tumultuous time of your life — divorce.  Co-parenting through a divorce is, for most of us, uncharted territory. We don't know what to expect. We’re dealing with so many strong emotions that it's not an easy road to navigate — even under the best of circumstances. In this episode, Christina provides some insightful advice and guidance for divorced or separated parents who wish to keep the focus on family, even after the marriage ends.  Show Highlights How to maneuver parenting after divorce, and putting yourself first. (7:00) How you can move forward in the best possible way and have happy, secure, resilient kids. (21:00) Watch your messaging: you are sending a really powerful message to your kids about what they should expect out of a relationship. (22:00) How to bring the best version of who you are to your job as parents. (26:07) What to do if your ex is resisting a co-parenting relationship or plan. (32:00)  Developing a guiding principle for when things get tough. (48:00) What to do when your child tries to play both sides of the co-parenting fence. (49:00) Learn More About Christina McGhee:Christina McGhee is a “media savvy” divorce-parenting expert whose practical advice has been highlighted both online and in print.  Over the years, she has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, tele-summits and webinars. Some of the places you may have seen her are, Today Parents, Parenting Magazine, The Times, Channel 4, the BBC, NYU Doctor Radio and The Dr. Laura Berman Radio Show on the Oprah Network just to name a few. Christina is an informative and engaging guest who brings insight and strategies to help separating families deal with “real-life” challenges.  As a zealous advocate for children she does an excellent job of keeping the focus where it belongs…on kids. Christina speaks on a wide range of topics from what to do in the beginning stages of separation to dealing with issues years down the road.  She is also skilled at addressing tough issues like discipline differences, dealing with a difficult ex, high-conflict personalities, badmouthing, and neutralizing divorce drama. Resources & Links: Christina’s website Christina on Facebook Parenting Apart by Christina McGhee The Ultimate Divorce Survival Guide Should I Stay or Should I Go Facebook Group

57mins

12 May 2020

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Everything Always Episode 42: Parenting Apart with Christina McGhee

Everything Always

Christina McGhee is a trainer, speaker, and divorce-parenting expert with over two decades worth of experience. She is also the author of Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids, a book has helped many parents—including myself—get through divorces while maintaining a healthy relationship with their former spouse. Today Christina joins the show to discuss how you too can create a positive environment for your children while dealing with the struggles and hardships of separation. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://summerfelix.com/42 

53mins

30 Apr 2020

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Christina McGhee - TPPP11

The Parent Practice Podcast

This week’s episode is with Christina McGhee, a Divorce coach and parenting educator, speaker, coach and author. You may know about her through the Channel 4 series How to divorce without screwing up your children. She also contributed to the documentary  SPLIT, a film  offering an unfiltered look at how kids really feel about divorce. Christina helped UK-based family law organisation, Resolution, create the first version of the Parenting After Parting course which The Parent Practice have just revised and presented in London with Family Lawyers in Partnership. Christina is the author of Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids Most recently Christina released Coparenting With Purpose an online course for separating and divorced parents that offers practical solutions and strategies to help parents manage their most critical co-parenting challenges. She is a mum of four and bonus mum as well and says she is doing on the job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short order cook and scheduler extraordinaire! She is the child of divorced parents herself.  She speaks about her own experience of divorce at 14 years old and remembers clearly the impact of her parents’ way of handling it, which was to not talk about it. Read more about how Christina’s own experience of divorce affected her here. Listen to this episode with Christina McGhee if you want to learn: Some practical ways to navigate a positive course through separation and divorce About the impact of the stress of divorce on the brain’s functioning and how to alleviate this How to avoid some of the common mistakes parents make after the breakdown of their relationship How to put children in front of mind throughout the uncoupling process How to behave in ways that your children will look back on with pride How to establish a two home concept; a warm, loving and connected relationship with both parents How to be a business partner with your ex, even though the marriage relationship has gone Why it is that the child’s self-esteem is damaged every time they hear one parent denigrate the other What parental alienation syndrome really means and how to distinguish that from the child’s own choice to distance themselves from a parent because of the parent’s actions. Christina is clear that PAS needs professional support Why a parent shouldn’t distance themselves from the children in the belief that they’re being respectful of the child’s wishes When and how to tell the kids that mum and dad have decided they should no longer be together How to deal with practical things like family holidays and handovers, schedules and communicating, including use of co-parenting apps such as Familywizard That while you may not have the ability to make things better you always have the ability to make things worse… so don’t! In our celebration of vulnerability and perfect imperfection Christina shares with us a Low Parenting Moment of her own which prompted she and her husband to join a parenting group which she describes as a gamechanger. And Christina also shares her top tip for raising children to be confident, happy and successful even if their parents’ relationship ends Links To get in touch with Christina: Website: www.divorceandchildren.com twitter: @christinamcghee facebook: @divorceandchildren linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamcghee/?locale=en_US Co-parenting with purpose course:  https://www.flourishtogether.com/catalog/coparentingwithpurpose.html?s=10816 

42mins

31 Jan 2020

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1:18 Helping Children After Divorce with Christina McGhee

Parenting Without Power Struggles

Susan talks with Christina McGhee, author of Parenting Apart, about how to address challenges associated with helping a child adjust after divorce. The discussion includes managing transitions, offloading a child's feelings in healthy ways, and ensuring kids don't get overloaded with parents' own difficult emotions. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-mcghee/

18mins

24 Sep 2019

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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce with Christina McGhee

How To Talk To Kids About Anything

Special Guest: Christina McGhee This podcast provides: Tips: How to prepare to tell the kids about divorce and what to know, when best to say it and what to do if you are going to do so. The dos and don’ts of talking to kids about divorce. Scripts: What to say, step by step, when you need to tell your kids about a divorce in the family. Steps: The steps to take before you talk to your kids about getting a divorce. Barriers to success: Putting the kids in the middle, our own feelings about the experience, our assumption that our kids are “fine” and already know and understand. The post How to Talk to Kids About Divorce with Christina McGhee appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

46mins

13 Jun 2017

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How to Talk to Kids About Divorce with Christina McGhee

How to Talk to Kids About Anything

Special Guest: Christina McGhee This podcast provides: Tips: How to prepare to tell the kids about divorce and what to know, when best to say it and what to do if you are going to do so. The dos and don’ts of talking to kids about divorce. Scripts: What to say, step by step, when you need to tell your kids about a divorce in the family. Steps: The steps to take before you talk to your kids about getting a divorce. Barriers to success: Putting the kids in the middle, our own feelings about the experience, our assumption that our kids are “fine” and already know and understand. The post How to Talk to Kids About Divorce with Christina McGhee appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

46mins

13 Jun 2017

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