A HOUSE DIVIDED: Divorce and Children

June 19, 2018
Hosted by Dawn Christensen

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Episode Description

This episode we will discuss a huge issue facing families today in America....the big "D" word (Divorce). I know first hand that it is hard for parents and getting caught in your emotions of regret, betrayal, loss, denial, anger, and so on....but what about the kids? How do they feel? They have emotions too. To a child the primal loss of a family structure can have a harsh and sometimes catastrophic toll on them, even into adulthood. I will share stories of now-adult children who came from a Divorced family, how it effected them and answers to some questions such as "What do you say to those who claim that "children are resilient" and "children are happy when their parents are happy?" There are appropriate ways to approach Divorce with your children that we will be sharing, and I will offer some tools or "how to's" so you can use to help your children right now. I will have a special surprise guest you really won't want to miss.

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Our show centers around parents and children, suffering through separation and divorce (or tumultuous family structure) and how most parents can’t get out of their own way to really see what is happening to their children. It includes talks about why adults get sucked into the hamster-wheel of vindictive and poisonous or toxic behaviors and what this is teaching or creating in their children when they are oblivious to it.

If you, or anyone you know is in a family crisis, are contemplating separation or divorce or has a tumultuous situation and are at wits end, in need of a nonjudgmental voice to connect with, we are here.

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Dawn Christensen

Dawn Christensen

Dawn Christensen is a dedicated consultant/coach who will support you in making your life better, including life after divorce. She is especially passionate about working with parents, because she understands the unique difficulties of going through not only life, but the divorce process with children.

Before having a child of her own, Dawn’s passion for protecting and educating children was filtered through her working as a preschool teacher. Currently, Dawn is a franchise owner of Divorce with Dignity in Contra Costa County and owns A-1 Affordable Aid in San Joaquin County. In addition to offering life coaching through the divorce process, she also supports many people in saving money and time with their legal issues by assisting with the paperwork and court processes involved in divorce and many other civil matters.

Dawn was married at a very young age. When Dawn's son was three years old she finally found the courage to end her five-year marriage. It was a traumatic experience that involved custody battles, vindictiveness, court appearances, and put her tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

When the stress of the divorce was evident in her son’s declining health and emotional issues, Dawn approached her ex-husband and made an agreement to co-parent and rebuild trust, as friends, for their son's benefit. After her divorce, she became passionate about teaching others how to thrive after divorce and in life!

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Episode Directory

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

  • 6/26/2018: DIVORCE: Swimming In The Gutter or Can You Do It With Dignity? Listen Now
  • 6/19/2018: A HOUSE DIVIDED: Divorce and Children Listen Now
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