Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsThe prevalence of divorce around the world is high. Between 39% and 68% of marriages end in divorce around the world and countries that we have data from. A large proportion of these marriages have children. In the United States, over a third of children live with a parent who never married the other biological parent. Parenting children after the relationship between the parents has ended poses unique challenges for the family and our social and legal institutions. In a perfect world, both parents would agree about the care and decisions of their child. But we don't live in a perfect world.
Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsMany times, the reasons that parents ended their relationship in the first place interfere with their ability to work together in continuing to raise their children. Breakdowns in communication, unresolved feelings of animosity, psychological disorders, and many other problems often plague families after they've dissolved and have taken on new forms. In this course, we will learn about what it means to parent to child in a healthy way, particularly after the relationship with the other parent has ended. Specifically, we will look at how healthy attachments form and can be maintained even in strained or difficult situations, and how healthy boundaries are important across all stages of a child's development.
Skip to 1 minute and 26 secondsFrom the child's perspective, we will also learn how they perceive communication and conflict between their parents, and how these perceptions affect them mentally and emotionally. We will also explore what types of problems commonly arise after relationships between parents end, and what effects they have on children, as well as strategies for how to protect them from harm, both directly and indirectly. My goal for this course is for you to better understand how to parent a child in the healthiest way possible, particularly in situations when the parents don't get along. My goal is to also understand that there are social, legal, and mental health interventions that could be utilized to protect the health and rights of the child.
Skip to 2 minutes and 9 secondsI hope that you will join me in this practical and educational journey into healthy parenting after relationship disillusion.