audio program to learn what harms children of divorce the most. My affordable, self-paced, online divorce coaching program, My Divorce Pal also includes a complete track devoted to parenting after divorce.
She also advises parents to not give up hope despite the complexity of the situation.
“The journey to repair your relationship with your child can be long and often requires an enormous amount of patience and persistence.
When Esther shared her experience with parental alienation and how her ex used religion against her, I commented that I could see how she would be puzzled by her children’s behavior, wondering if it was real, wondering what exactly she had done to warrant the rejection, wondering what her ex and others had said to have such an impact.
Sometimes parental alienation can start off quite benign but the seeds are planted and the indoctrination grows.
Some parents engage in harmful or destructive behaviors that lead to the natural consequence of the child distancing themselves from that parent.
In contrast, true parental alienation takes place when one parent unduly influences the child to respond to the other parent in a consistently negative manner despite there not being evidence of abusive, destructive or harmful parenting behaviors.
Yet for your own good – not to mention that of your children and/or the legal matters ahead of you – the priority is not to fall but to step into the next phases of your life, including matters of the heart.
Put another way, sometimes anyone who pays attention to you at this stage of the game will look perfect, but you may well trade one passive-aggressive or untrustworthy character for another with traits you’ve yet to discover.
In some parent-child relationships, it may take years before you will see the results of your choices and effort.
Never make the mistake of thinking you do not matter to your children—you do.”Nancy Kay, Divorce Management Coach at Moving Forward Through Divorce provides guidance to women and men as they learn how to manage the chaos that comes along with divorce.
She combines her experiences as a Family Law Paralegal with Coaching Training to provide clients with the resources, skills and strategies they need to save time, money and avoid headaches as they navigate through divorce.