Dad staying involved in kids' lives after divorce

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on the importance for children that they're dad stays involved after a divorce
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We want fathers to stay involved regardless of the percentages of time the father has. We tell dads it's not the percentages; it's the quality of the time when you're with the child. We've learned a couple of things from some studies over the years. One, for men, their degree of involvement with their children is directly proportionate to how they felt about the marriage. So, men who were not as good of a father often times weren't happy in the marriage. Some fathers are better parents divorced than they were in the marriage. There's also a number of studies that indicate that children do best when two parents are involved, and studies indicate that fathers' involvement really helps children a great deal. I'm telling parents a lot of the time, too, there is a difference between mothering and fathering. Fathers do things differently than mothers. Mothers need to accept that about fathers. Fathers need to accept that about mothers.
ALL PARENTS, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist and Family Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on the importance for children that they're dad stays involved after a divorce

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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