Synopses & Reviews
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.
Both the practical and emotional challenges that newly single fathers must face are discussed with candor in this guide to positively establishing a new family unit and rebuilding self-esteem. Ways in which fathers can create a new home, find strength in a support system, and maintain an active and enriching role in their childrens lives are described, with attention to the unique challenges presented to fathers who may not live in the same household as their children. From arranging child support and child custody to establishing new romantic relationships and a blended family, personal, instructive advice offers divorced fathers a path of hope for a new beginning.
About the Author
is a special needs consultant for a Montreal school board. He was a teacher for 25 years at both the elementary and secondary levels. He is a divorced father raising two children.