Dad Alone: How to Rebuild Your Life And Remain an Involved Father After Divorce

Phil Clavel

Dad Alone is a guide for divorced fathers. Everything from finding a place to live to becoming an integral part of his children's school life is covered. It is a divorced father's bible—a handy everyday reference as the new "dad alone" evolves. Author Phil Clavel reflects on a five-year period that followed the collapse of his marriage. His attempts to maintain an active role as Dad with his children and at the same time rebuild his personal life are outlined—a journey that puts a positive spin on the possibilities for a divorced father's life after divorce. The process of rebuilding both the father's self-esteem and the new family unit dynamic are easy to follow in this accessible guide. Contents -Getting Help -How Do You Tell the Children? -Custody and Child Support -Finding a Place to Live -Moving Out of the Home -The Transition and Support System -Staying Focused at Work -Informing Family and School -Little Things Can Mean a Lot -Dealing with Rumors/Opinions -Creating a Home -Look After Yourself -Financial Issues -Dealing With Expenses -Find Out What You Need to Help You Heal -Healthy Distractions -Being Alone Versus Being Lonely -Creating a New Family Dynamic -Communicating with the Children -Your Children and School -Family Crisis, Moving and Extended Family -Living with a Girlfriend -The Blended FamilyPhil Clavel is a divorced father with two children. He grew up in Montreal and continues to live there. He lived alone for seven-and-a-half years following his divorce. He recently remarried and lives with his new blended family in Montreal. Phil Clavel has been a teacher for twenty-five years at both the elementary and secondary levels. He is currently a special needs consultant with a Montreal school board.

Self-help 2003

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Phil Clavel is a divorced father with two children. He grew up in Montreal and continues to live there. He lived alone for seven-and-a-half years following his divorce. He recently remarried and lives with his new blended family in Montreal. Phil Clavel has been a teacher for twenty-five years at both the elementary and secondary levels. He is currently a special needs consultant with a Montreal school board.

Other books by Phil Clavel: I Am Not an ATM Machine: How Parents Can Regain Control of Their Lives while Still Loving their Children
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