One of the most important concerns parents have post divorce is how their time is to be shared between their children.  Is there such a thing about the right parenting plan or how parenting time is shared?  In this episode of The Smart Divorce with Deborah Moskovitch, our guest Dr. Phil Stahl  has some very insightful answers and thoughts on parenting during divorce.

Dr. Stahl is one of the North America’s foremost parenting experts; a practitioner, author, and teacher, specializing in high conflict families of divorce. He has served on numerous committees and task forces designed to improve the quality of work in his field. He teaches judges, attorneys, psychologists and other mental health professionals about issues affecting families and children. His expertise is accepted in courts across the country.

If you are a parent going through a divorce, you will want to learn more about custody evaluations and some of the issues affecting families and children. This show is insightful for grandparents and step-parents…..or anyone who wants a better understanding of the parenting plan and putting the children’s best interests first.

Topics include:

  • Communication blunders, and apologizing to our children for our mistakes
  • Wise advice from Dr. Stahl’s book – Parenting After Divorce
  • What makes a good parenting plan
  • Parenting plan ideas
  • Parenting through conflict
  • How to share your child – your child is not a percentage

For more on Dr. Stahl, visit: http://www.parentingafterdivorce.com/index.html

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Apr
22

Blended Families - A Guide to Steparenting

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With divorce, single parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of stepfamilies.  In this episode of Divorce Source Radio from The Divorce Expo in Novi, Michigan, the author of Blended FamiliesValerie Coleman joins us.

As a stepmother, stepdaughter and now step-grandmother, Valerie has experienced the drama and reward of life in a step family from multiple perspectives. For years, she struggled to parent five children from three different households. She instilled respect into her two biological sons and assumed the same respect would be honored by her husband’s children. At times, the frustration overwhelmed her. Without the support of family and friends, her marriage would have failed.

If you are experiencing issues within your blended families, this is the program for you.  For more on Valerie Coleman, visit: www.ValerieJLColeman.com.

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Apr
20

From Sexual to Spiritual

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Joanie, Lesley and Steve are back with more laughs and deep thoughts than ever before!  In true Single Again! Now What? form, the show changes  topics faster than a speeding bullet.

We begin talking about sex toys and then shift into getting over your ex, discovering what women look for in a man, and does size matter?  After our filthy start, we turn the table into thoughts of being spiritual and the power of our thoughts.  The program wraps up with the trio talking about aging and true love.

Don’t forget to “Like Us” on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat and join our community.  We do this show for you and want to get to know you better.  Would you be ours,  could you be ours,  won’t you be our neighbor?  (Desperate plea.)  Peace!

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One of the most challenging things about divorcing with children is dealing with your ex.  For some in high conflict divorces, this is an impossibility.  The goal is to keep the lines of communication open for the sake of your children.

In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Debbie and Frank Cona join us and discuss how they managed to redefine their relationship for the sake of their children.  Initially, this was a challenge for them, but they learned to work through their issues and now co-parent their children in a healthy way.  Frank and Debbie, although divorced, remain very good friends and lead a divorce recovery class at the Rochester Hills location of Bethany of Southeastern Michigan.

If you’re having a tough time co-parenting with your ex, Learning to Get Along With Your Ex for Your Children’s Well-Being  is a must hear program.  For more information on Debbie and Frank’s group, visit: www.bethanyofsoutheasternmichigan.org(This program was recorded at The Divorce Expo in Michigan.)

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Apr
17

Dealing with Fear During Divorce

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In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, divorce coach Karen McMahon joins us to discuss Fear During Divorce.

With all the changes that are happening at once, it’s like the ground beneath our feet is shifting and moving. Suddenly what lies ahead is unknown.  During fear, our “what if’s” are never positive. What if I lose custody, can’t afford the house, don’t have enough money to live on, cannot find a job…

In fear, we begin to distort reality.  Much like a circus mirror, fear leaves us seeing only a distorted view of our reality. Karen helps us understand where our distorted ‘fear reality’ comes from and offers hope and a healthier way of looking at our current situation.

For more on Karen, visit: www.KarenMcMahon.com

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Apr
15

Kids Need their Fathers, During and after Divorce

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One of the sad realities of divorce and the outcome is fatherlessness.  In this episode of The Smart Divorce with Deborah Moskovitch, we discuss the need for fathers to stay involved in their kids lives, especially during and after divorce.

It is more common for father’s relationships to be thinned out more than mothers.  While a lot of attention and research has focused on single-parent families where the parent is the mother, limited attention has focused on single-parent families where the father is the parent. Single-father families are a small, but growing segment of our society. But what happens when dads aren’t involved?

Deborah Moskovitch and Steve Peck explore this issue, and help provide an understanding of fatherlessness, while providing ideas for staying connected.

Did you know:

  • Up to 25% of children do not see their father by 2-3 years after divorce
  • Daughters that do not have a relationship with their father are more likely to have long term emotional issues – are more promiscuous and less likely to graduate from high school and college; while sons are more likely to exhibit delinquent behavior
  • 80% of the daughters and sons in the U.S. only live with their fathers for a maximum of 10 to 15 percent of the time after their parents divorce

Tune in to discover what can be done and how you can overcome these obstacles. There’s been research that shows when fathers are more involved in their kids’ lives — they are less likely to divorce themselves.

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Noted psychologist, Dr. Judi Bloom, joins us from Los Angeles to discuss relationships, divorce and dating and starting over post divorce. Dr. Judi, as she is known to fans of her weekly radio show called Therapy Thursday on KLLY-FM in California, is an expert in relationships, addiction, depression and anxiety disorders.

During the second half of the program, Lesley wonders if it’s proper to go to an ex’s aunt’s funeral and Steve is tormented with having to go to his son’s graduation from college after not seeing his ex in three years since his divorce.  Joanie shares how she has dealt with these same situations during the course of her divorce and offers a more mature approach.

For more on Dr. Bloom visit: www.DrJudiBloom.com.  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat, and feel free to drop us a line at [email protected]

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Apr
11

Telling the Kids You’re Getting a Divorce

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In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Dr. Joshua Ehrlich joins the program to discuss telling the kids your getting a divorce.  Dr. Ehrlich has a sub-specialty in divorce-related consultation and treatment and has worked with high-conflict divorces for over 20 years and provides therapy, mediation, parent coordination, and custody evaluations.

Telling the kids can be one of the more painful processes of divorce, and rightly so.  Children of all ages may have a problem coming to terms with the fact that their parents are divorcing and Dr. Ehrlich provides us with advice on how we can tell them in a way to minimize damage. (This program was recorded at TDE 2012.)

Topics in the program include:

  • Is there a better age for a child to learn about divorce?
  • At what point should you tell the kids about your divorce?
  • What to say to the kids and the importance of having both parents present
  • What not to say to your children
  • How much does your child need to know?
  • And much more

For more on Joshua Ehrlich, visit: http://www.joshuaehrlichphd.com

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This episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck was recorded at TDE 2012 and features Rodrick Walters of The Upbeat Dad Organization based out of Miami, Florida. This is a great program for ALL dads to listen to, and moms as well.  If you know a father who’s not being all he can be for the sake of his kids, please share this program with them.

Rodrick went through a devastating divorce in the early 2000s. His little girl was just three at the time and there were  challenges that greatly reduced parenting time with his daughter, especially when his ex moved out of state.  Some dads lose touch with their children due to the circumstances of their divorce and Rodrick encouraged dads to stay involved in the lives of their children. 

Marital separation and divorce are challenging but they do not have to be destructive.  With the Upbeat Dad approach, fathers can stay connected with their children and have a powerful impact in their life. This program is about manning up to be a good father. Our kids need us in their lives and we need them in ours. Empowering dads and supporting families is the core of The Upbeat Dad.

For more on The Upbeat Dad Organization, visit: www.TheUpbeatDad.com.

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Apr
06

Kids Need Both Parents - Dads and Moms of Michigan

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In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, we’re broadcasting from The Divorce Expo 2012 and our guests are John Langlois and Brian Jones of Dads and Moms of Michigan (DMM).

DMM is a non-profit organization providing information, education, and knowledge to effectively use available resources, to all Michigan parents desirous of remaining actively involved in the lives of their minor children both during and after a divorce or similar domestic relations action.  People living outside the state can also join the organization for access to their online resources. Dads and Moms believes kids need both parents and they provide resources to help families during and post divorce.

Dads & Moms of Michigan:

  • Provides Divorce | Shared / Co Parenting Educational Resources and Services to Michigan Parents.
  • Hosts Shared Parenting Support Groups
  • Hosts Family Law Symposiums
  • Provides a well maintained Online Library
  • Provides a Member Crisis Hot Line
  • Works with State and County agencies to Promote Shared | Co-Parenting
  • And Hosts Educational Divorce | Shared / Co Parenting Workshops

Every state should aim to emulate the wonderful resources offered by Dads & Moms of Michigan.  For more information, visit: http://www.dadsandmomsofmichigan.com

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