“Being a Great Divorced Father” Tells Dads How to Keep their Kids in their Life; Create a Healthy Family Environment

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USA Today/Nolo Book Reframes Divorce from Being a “Broken Family” into Empowering the “Extended Family”

New book: Real-life advice from a divorced dad who's been there.

"Even when you can't save your marriage, Paul Mandelstein shows ways you can save your family and your self-esteem," said John Gray, Ph. D and author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”.

Collaborate and Cooperate in divorce? Author Paul Mandelstein who pens his second father advice book “Being a Great Divorced Father" does just that — he guides men through the daily, real-life world life of divorce – in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. Unlike other divorced books on the market that focus on the psychological or the financial issues, “Being a Great Divorced Father” focuses on construction tactics to keep the children in their life while creating a healthy extended family environment — with the children and children’s mother. The book provides men with down to earth, practical advice on everyday experiences such as setting up house, handling holidays/birthdays and never underestimating overall life-stress during these times. “Being a Great Divorced Father” is published by Nolo in association with USA Today and is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Hudson booksellers and other fine bookstores.

"Even when you can't save your marriage, Paul Mandelstein shows ways you can save your family and your self-esteem," said John Gray, Ph. D and author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”.

Mandelstein has been providing advice and support for dads through the Father Resource Network an organization he founded 14 years ago, which promotes positive fatherhood and offers online resources for men during difficult times such as divorce. His first father advice book was “Always Dad”.

“There is a lack of readily available resources for fathers going through divorce. 'Being a Great Divorced Father' is a book men refer to daily through the divorce process as new and old challenges occur between a father, his children, his ex-wife and his new life,” said Paul Mandelstein, author and founder of the Father Resource Network. “This book helps dads create an environment that minimizes stress and confusion for the kids while also providing security for them during the transition — even when your former spouse is uncooperative. At times it may seem like an implausible task given the stresses surrounding divorce and kids, but taken one day at time, 'Being a Great Divorced Father' can be achieved for the benefit of everyone, especially the kids.”

The nine-chapter book is written and intended for fathers, but mothers can learn a lot from this book as well. Juggling life, kids, extended family and friends plus all the other issues of life without divorce is challenging in itself, but “Being a Great Divorced Father” offers pragmatic advice for the divorce journey and helps to move ideas into action. Learn through real-world experience, advice and anecdotal examples. Get good ideas about handling common situations you can turn into action right now:

  •     Tips on creating—either unilaterally or with the participation of your children’s mother—an environment in which there is room to collaborate on issues involving your children, so they feel part of a loving and nurturing family
  •     Support and encouragement to be the best father you can be: present and accountable, loving and leading, competent and caring
  •     Step-by-step practical guidelines for dealing with day-to-day issues and stresses during and after divorce
  •     Strategies and solutions for collaborative parenting that honor the needs of all members of your extended family, creating common ground and making room for some healing to take place between you and your former spouse.
  •     Ideas about how to minimize and deal with the feelings of abandonment and loss of self-esteem that people commonly experience during divorce.

About Paul Mandelstein
Paul Mandelstein brings 14 years of divorced-father experience working through Father Resource Network (http://www.father.com), a non-profit organization he founded, to promote positive fatherhood and provide referral services for men during difficult times. “Being a Great Divorced Father” is published by Berkeley-based Nolo publishers and in association with USA Today. This is Mandelstein’s second book on advice for divorced fathers, his first book was titled Always Dad. He is also the author of an illustrated children’s book titled “The Nightingale and the Wind” published by Rizzoli, Int’l Mandelstein pioneered the field of personal communications and technology reference publishing. He is a father and grandfather and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. “Being a Great Divorced Father” can be purchased through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers (100+ airports) and other fine book retailers.

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