Co-Parenting 101 Offers Workshops and Speaking Engagements for 2013-2014: Former Spouses Give Practical Advice and Encouragement to Other Co-Parents
Former spouses Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas are the co-authors of "Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce," which been hailed as "an extraordinary book and required reading for separated and divorced parents, as well as mental health practitioners." They are offering co-parenting workshops and speaking engagements for conferences, schools, community organizations, and corporations. Topics include communication, father re-engagement, and managing conflict.
“Speaking engagements and workshops are part of our on-going effort to support parents, educators, and anyone who cares about children living between two households, whether the parents are divorced or were never married,” says Philyaw, a freelance writer and writing instructor.
Co-Parenting 101 offers presentations on the following topics, with Philyaw and Thomas, individually or together, as featured speakers or leading interactive workshops:
Co-Parenting 101: The Basics - These include: the benefits of cooperative co-parenting; attitudes that build up a co-parenting partnership; shared parenting plans; responding to children’s questions and concerns; dating and remarriage; and managing conflict. Co-parenting participants will end the session with personalized action items to improve their co-parenting situation, as well as a long-term visioning for their role as a co-parent.
Co-Parenting and Communication - Includes the topics and outcomes from Co-Parenting 101: The Basics with a special emphasis on communication between co-parents.
Father Re-Engagement - Presents research on the roles and importance of fathers in children’s lives. Focuses on the processes involved when fathers seek to re-connect with their children after an absence or separation, and the needs of children, fathers, and mothers during the re-engagement process. Challenges and special concerns related to this delicate process are also addressed.
Co-Parent's Manifesto - 12 essential principles for child-centered, cooperative co-parenting. These include: the child’s need and right to love and have a relationship with both parents; not bad-mouthing the other parent; and being the “bigger” co-parent.
Changing the Cultural Conversation about Parenting Children Between Two Households - Ideal for parents, educators and community service staff, this topic presents ways to change the cultural conversation about co-parenting from one that presumes and even normalizes acrimony, to one that nurtures and promotes cooperation between parents.
“Our presentations can be tailored to a conference or organization's needs, in terms of length and focus,” says Thomas, who works in the financial services industry. “The goal is to equip co-parents to build parenting partnerships that serve their children’s best interests.”
For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas are the co-founders of Co-Parenting101.org and the co-authors of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce (New Harbinger Publications), which been hailed as "an extraordinary book and required reading for separated and divorced parents, as well as mental health practitioners." Divorced in 2006, Deesha and Michael are former spouses and the co-parents of two daughters. Since 2008, they have provided support, advice, and encouragement to thousands of site visitors and social media followers who are parenting children together after a break-up. They are also two of the co-hosts of “Co-Parenting Matters,” an online radio show on Blog Talk Radio. They live in Pittsburgh.
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Deesha Philyaw & Michael Thomas of Co-Parenting101.org share how they were able to create a solid co-parenting partnership after their divorce, why they wrote "Co-Parenting 101," and their advice for others seeking to co-parent more effectively in the best interests of their children.