Creating Solutions for Divorced Parenting Situations: The Pro-Child Way.
August 4, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
Good parenting skills can be maintained even when marital status changes Children are too often the unintended victims of their parents’ mutual animosity during and after divorce. Convinced that children deserve something better, Ellen Kellner teaches parents how to keep their children’s hearts and spirits at the core of decision-making. We will discuss the four-step process she developed during her own divorce for creating solutions to divorced-parenting challenges. Ellen’s book, The Pro-Child Way®: Parenting with an Ex, guides parents through 46 divorced-parenting situations using a problem/solution format where a “typical” reaction is contrasted with the “Pro-Child” solution. Whether your divorce has passed or you are still in the midst of the process, your children can benefit from your learning to think in a new way.
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Our goal is to share good ideas about helping all kinds of families handle the challenges and problems that are common in today’s world. We seek to help people heal, grow, and thrive in a culture in which marriage, parenting, and other family relationships are under great stress.
We will feature experts on a variety of family matters. Topics may include building and maintaining healthy relationships, family mediation, divorcing with minimal damage, strengthening marriages, LGBT families, forming and maintaining stepfamilies, single parents, creating constructive separation agreements, addiction, preventing or ending abuse, and other Family Matters.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).
Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.
Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.
Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.