Disney Dads and Marvel Moms: The Hidden Battle of Parental Competition with Christina McGhee on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #332

The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Feb 5 2024 • 41 mins

Susan Guthrie welcomes back favorite parenting expert Christina McGhee to explore the prevalent "Disney Dads and Marvel Moms" paradigm and its impact on co-parenting dynamics. Christina shares valuable insights on overcoming the competitive mindset to prioritize the well-being of children amidst co-parenting challenges.

Join Susan Guthrie and Christina McGhee as they delve into the intricacies of co-parenting relationships, providing listeners with valuable tools to transcend competition and cultivate environments conducive to the emotional well-being of children.

Topics and Golden Nuggets:

  • Thoughtful advice for unpacking the emotional baggage of co-parenting
  • How co-parenting competition undermines family bonds
  • Real-life examples of co-parenting competition and how it affects children
  • Practical strategies for co-parents caught in the grip of competition
  • Addressing competition and insecurities introduced by co-parent significant others

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About this week's special guest: Christina McGhee

Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce parenting expert, speaker, and author. While splitting up is undeniably hard, Christina believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. She feels with the right kind of information and support, parents have the ability to be a child's absolute best resource when families change.

Throughout her career, she has educated both parents and professionals on how to minimize the impact of divorce on children. In her book, PARENTING APART: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids,  Christina offers parents useful strategies for dealing with the “real-life” everyday challenges of coparenting.

One of her core beliefs is that divorce doesn’t make you a bad parent, it makes you a parent going through a bad time.  Because she is passionate about helping parents get through that bad time, Christina also maintains an active coaching practice that allows her to work with Moms and Dads all over the world.

Most recently, Christina launched an online program, Coparenting with Purpose. Designed to provide moms and dads with an easy, convenient way to access critical information, it’s filled with practical tools and solutions for managing the most common coparenting problems.

Additionally, she has contributed to several other media projects as a featured expert, a content consultant, and a writer/producer. Currently, she serves as a consulting producer and subject matter expert for the documentaries SPLIT: A film for kids and their parents and Split UP: The Teen Years, two compelling films that let kids know they’re not alone and normalize the many feelings and experiences children and teens encounter when parents part.

Over the years, she has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, and in print around the US and abroad. A few places you may have seen her are TODAY Parents, the BBC, The Times, and Parents Magazine.

Married for over twenty-seven years, Christina and her husband live outside of Houston, Texas. As a mom of four (two bonus and two bio) children, she has acquired extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire, and finder of all things lost. To find out more,  check her out at divorceandchildren.com

Co-Parenting Specialist Certification Training Program with Christina McGhee: https://divorceandchildren.com/co-parenting-specialist-training/

Christina’s book Parenting Apart, Christina McGhee

Christina on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divorceandchildren

Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divorceandchildren/

Christina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamcghee

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