* Are You Ready to Date? * Talking With the Kids * Avoiding a Big Mistake * Finding Lasting Love
Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
Trustworthy Stepfamily Expert Offers Single Parents a Guide to Dating Single parents who are dating or want to begin a dating relationship wonder, How will dating affect my children and my parenting? They probably have figured out that "dating in a crowd" is complicated. Now they're looking for help. Ron Deal, who has counseled single parents and remarried couples for many years, helps single parents--as well as those who date them--navigate the potential pitfalls involved. He gives perspective on when a relationship may be harmful to the children as well as how it can be a blessing to all. Always at the forefront is the goal of strengthening families. Includes questions for individual or group study.
A Guide for Parents Who Find Themselves Back in the Dating Game
Author: Meg F. Schneider
Publisher: Perigee Trade
Category: Family & Relationships
A helpful handbook for parents who have reentered the dating game after years of marriage and parenthood offers practical advice on how to meet new people safely, deal with newfound fears and desires, balance personal needs with the concerns of one's children, dealing with the issue of remarriage or living together, and other hot topics. Original.
The Single Father's Guide to Dating Well Without Parenting Poorly
Author: Ellie Slott Fisher
Category: Family & Relationships
Here is the first book written specifically for men who date while answering to a higher authority: their children. As a single father, you’re ready to begin dating again. But are your kids ready? In this much-needed guide, relationship expert Ellie Slott Fisher comes to the rescue with no-nonsense, no-judgments advice on everything from how to ask a woman out to navigating the potential minefield of overnight dates. Single dads are as nervous as single moms about merging their parental responsibilities with their social lives, but they often don’t have intimate friendships in which to share their concerns. Drawing on her own experience as a single parent, interviews and surveys she conducted with more than a hundred single fathers and their children, and the advice of family therapist Dr. Paul Halpern, Fisher gives the lowdown on a range of tricky topics, including: •When do I introduce my kids to the woman I’m dating? •What if they don’t like her? •Is it acceptable to date someone closer to my child’s age than my own? •Are sleepovers okay when my kids—or her kids—are home? •How do I give my children the reassurance they need while pursuing a social life of my own? Plus, how to avoid one of the biggest dating pitfalls: mistaking lust for love. From dealing with your ex-spouse to protecting your children’s inheritance, and many issues in-between, Fisher gives single fathers the tools they need to be both sexy suitors and devoted dads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The Lord won't give me more than I could handle" says mom and author, Catherine Green. She takes us along for a roller-coaster ride through her life as a single mom and hangs on for dear life with her two kids at her side as they go through the highs and lows, the happiness and sadness, the struggles and fears and the laughter and tears that go along with the amazing job of being a mom. This relatable and true story reassures single mothers that they're not alone in their journey-issues such as: playing the role of mom and dad, money (or lack of it), divorce, work, asking for and accepting help, dealing with emergencies, dating, and the sheer panic of being the sole parental caregiver and provider, are all discussed in this single mom's journey of survival.
Provide effective counseling to members of single-parent families With more than half of all first marriages ending in divorce, it’s time to re-think the notion that “divorce” means “failure.” Therapy with Single Parents focuses on the strengths of the single-parent family rather than its weaknesses, stressing the need to look at the socially constructed norms, values, and definitions associated with marriage and family in order to provide effective counseling. This unique book examines experiences that are common to single parents and presents interventive strategies for treating single-parent family issues, drawing on clinical case studies to provide technical knowledge in everyday language. Current research shows that single parents account for 27 percent of family households that include children under 18 and that the number of single mothers in the United States more than tripled between 1970 and 2000. Therapy with Single Parents challenges outdated notions that the single-parent family is somehow deficient and associated with adjustment problems in children. It doesn’t ignore the anger, pain, sadness, and guilt experienced by many members of single parent families but offers therapeutic considerations from a more balanced approach. The book examines the social, psychological, and sexual experiences of newly single parents and addresses the ups and downs they’ll face in dealing with schools, the workplace, and social services. Therapy with Single Parents examines: social and psychological differences between divorce and widowhood cognitive-behavioral principles of single-parent families what children can learn from divorce dealing with the ghosts of past relationships relationship rules dealing with adult children and extended families the effect of change in divorcing families the feminization of poverty the therapeutic value of social networks Therapy with Single Parents is an invaluable resource for psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. The book presents a thorough, in-depth examination of the single-parent family system as a viable, healthy family form.