He's Not the Dad You Want Him to Be: How to accept who he is and why that helps kids accept who they are
o co-parent with another human being we may not like, may not agree with, may not share the same values, or someone suffers from mental illness or any number of things: How could that not be an opportunity to Answer the
Call to Adventure? To move through challenges and temptations into the Abyss. Death and Rebirth can be symbolic of our capacity to grow into the reality of our co-parenting lives. It could be our transformation that makes the biggest difference (Not the other parents)
For women in stepfamilies, women reject and refuse the call all the time. “I’m not going to educate myself on addiction because I am not the one who is addicted.” Is something that I hear a lot.
This may be true, yet it is also true that you pro-created with another human being whose struggle at this time is addiction. If that is a truth known before or if it lives within the journey of “The Unknown” isn’t as relevant as the opportunity to protect and prepare the children who exist in the middle through educating ourselves until we are able to guide, prepare and be a supportive trustworthy advocate for them through Act 2: Their initiation (Which includes Atonement with the Father) and be there for them with our hearts full for Act 3: The Return. When our children are able to fly and be the master of and feel their own freedom to live their lives.
We can not advocate for something we ourselves are not living. When we try to do it that way, when we try to just talk the talk and not walk the walk, we have less supportive trustworthy power with our off spring.
Christina Marie, dubbed the "Bio-Stepmom Peace Negotiator (aka Holistic Stepfamily Coach)
Expanded Family Magazine
Navigational Skills for Stepfamilies (the workbook)
Women In Stepfamilies Mini Book Series
Women in Stepfamilies
Whose Hair Is It?
How to Chill Out and Why
It’s Not Really About Hair
Remote Control: How to Stay Focused on What Happens
in Your Home and Why You have More Power When You do
He's Not the Dad You Want Him To be
How to Accept Who He Is
and Why That Helps Kids Accept Who They Are
Stories of Courageous Vulnerability
(Book with 40 authors from around the world)
Love Affair with Thy Self (The Movement)
Tender is the Heart: 16 Lessons of Love & Loss (coming out soon)