May 12th, 2020
Episode 72: Parenting Apart with Christina McGhee
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.
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:
Parenting Apart by Christina McGhee
The Ultimate Divorce Survival Guide
Should I Stay or Should I Go Facebook Group