Fantastic Divorced Dads is a concise and practical guide that helps newly divorced dads create better relationships with their children than ever before. Offering an eclectic blend of parenting research, New Age insights, and personal experience, this book covers a variety of issues facing divorced dads: -- Co-Parenting with a Hostile Ex-Wife -- Understanding Your Children's Feelings -- Managing the Transition Between Homes -- Creating a Warm Home Environment -- Staying in Touch with Your Children -- Managing the Discipline Dilemma -- Dating and "Blended" Families -- Overcoming Negative Emotions and much more "Fantastic Divorced Dads The Concise Guide to Successful Parenting," is based on solid scientific research and Professor Kennedy's hard-won personal experience as a divorced dad. Humane, down-to-earth, and practical, this book should be the essential guide for the divorced dad who wants to remain an involved and loving parent." -- Michael Finnegan, author of "The Longwood Reader." "Fantastic Divorced Dads " is brimming with helpful tips, interesting anecdotes, and useful insights about parenting from the perspective of a divorced dad. Shining through Professor Kennedy's no-nonsense writing is a deep love of his two daughters and a desire to help other divorced dads experience the joys of fatherhood..." -- Steve Eames, Los Angeles editor and journalist. Praise for "Fantastic Divorced Dads " "'Fantastic Divorced Dads'...is another useful book...Patrick Kennedy is a former Chapter President of the Children's Rights Council. He speaks with authority on the many problems that can arise and on possible solutions that benefit the child and ultimately the parents. His writing is clear, concise, and practical." -- Caroline McCullagh, book review editor of "Mensa Bulletin.
About the Author
Patrick J. Kennedy is a Professor of English at Orange Coast College in Southern California. He is a former chapter President of the Children's Rights Council (CRC) for Orange County and Long Beach, California, and is a former newspaper editor and writer for the Times Mirror Company and Knight-Ridder Publications in California, and for the Daily American in Rome, Italy. He also is a published author of short stories and poems. Since 1998, he has been a divorced dad of two daughters, which has been the most satisfying responsibility of his life. He resides in Huntington Beach, California. His daughters live with him part-time.