A Fresh Start for Single Parents

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David C Cook, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 249 pages
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A Single Parent's Action Plan for Building a Healthy Family Life Raising children is never easy, but when you have to do it alone, problems are compounded a hundredfold. A Fresh Start for Single-Parents is a personalized workbook that will help you meet the challenge successfully. You'll learn how to be an effective parent and build a healthy family life no matter how hard the circumstances. Whether you are a custodial parent or a long distance mom or dad, A Fresh Start for Single-Parents will help you and your children adjust to the changes and challenges that come with a family breakup. You'll Learn How To: bull; Identify and overcome past family dysfunctions bull; Work through your grief and move on to a healthy new life-style bull; Build strong, caring relationships bull; Create an atmosphere of trust and open communication in your home bull; Handle feelings of failure and isolation Cope with time and financial pressures Full of helpful ideas for single-parent families, the workbook format lets you apply the material to your own situation. You'll work through the challenges of single parenting step-by-step--from the ending of your marriage through the creating of a new home, dating, and the possibility of remarrying. A special section just for dads discusses a father's importance and encourages men to maintain a strong relationship with their children. Whatever your situation, A Fresh Start for Single-Parents will enable you to become a better parent and build a healthy family life-style. Thomas A Whiteman, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Life Counseling Services, Paoli, Pennsylvania. He is also the President of Fresh Start Seminars, a non-profit organization which conducts over 50 single parent and divorce recovery seminars each year throughout North America. Tom received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Human Development from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Foreword by H Norman Wright
Looking Back
Are We a Dysfunctional Family?

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