How to be a Good Divorced Dad: Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up
April 2012, Jossey-Bass
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How to Be a Good Dad to Your Kids After a Divorce
Expert on Father's Rights Jeffery Leving Helps Men with Fatherhood & Divorce
San Francisco, CA - Father absence is a growing problem because of myriad factors—gender bias, vindictive spouses, legal trends in custody and visitation—all of which conspire to separate fathers from their children. The vast majority of dads want to be physically and emotionally present in their kids’ lives, but they can become discouraged and frustrated because of the just-listed factors.
HOW TO BE A GOOD DIVORCED DAD helps men meet the challenges and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their becoming fully-involved parents. Written by Jeffery Leving, the country's leading authority on fathers' rights, the book presents a definitive how-to resource for divorced dads of any age, background, and marriage history.
It offers targeted guidance and suggests techniques for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives—and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend—during the divorce and afterwards. Additionally the book provides advice on a wide range of topics such as:
- How to use legal strategies to increase the odds of receiving optimum custody and visitation agreements
- How to communicate with children at different ages experiencing different issues in order to maintain a strong father-child relationship
- How to deal with the low self-esteem and depression that can create a barrier between them and their children
The book provides real-life; inspiring stories of dads who found ways to become great, fully present fathers. These men made the sacrifices and put in the effort to defeat the forces that stood between them and their kids. Their examples will motivate readers and provide them with insights about how to be the best possible parent for their children during and after a divorce.
HOW TO BE A GOOD DIVORCED DAD offers provocative insights about gender bias, legal system trends and other factors that hurt parenting relationships, as well as draws Leving’s many years of expertise as the country’s leading fathers’ rights advocate to provide credible information and stories for divorcing or divorced dads.