Staying involved when you only see kids on the weekend

Katherine Sellwood, PsyD Psychologist, shares advice for divorced parents on how to stay involved in their kids' lives even if they see them on the weekends
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Staying involved when you only see kids on the weekend

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Sometimes one parent may have more custody than the other parent. What the one parent that has less custody can do is listen, talk, and be interested. Share in their child's life every day. Make use of that phone contact. Ask open-ended questions. Ask, "How was your day?" "What did you do?" "What was your most favorite thing you did today?" Get to be involved in their lives. Know their friends. Know their friend's parents. Make sure that you are on the mailing list of their school and any type of activities, so you can be appraised of any changes in the schedules, so you are not the one who misses out on these activities.
ALL PARENTS, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Katherine Sellwood, PsyD Psychologist, shares advice for divorced parents on how to stay involved in their kids' lives even if they see them on the weekends

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Katherine Sellwood, PsyD

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Dr. Katherine Sellwood is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Encino, California, who specializes in child, adult and forensic family psychology. She began her Master's Degree training at Pepperdine University, continuing her education at C.S.P.P. to obtain a Doctoral Degree in the field of Clinical Psychology. Since entering the field in 1996, Dr. Sellwood has garnered a diverse professional background that includes working as an elementary and middle school counselor, college and regional center disabilities specialist, executive director of a non-profit organization in psychology, consulting psychologist at hospitals and in-patient medical facilities, and an academic Professor of Psychology at several graduate schools. Dr. Sellwood has been a guest lecturer presenting topics that include: anger management, early childhood development, play therapy techniques, taking a stand against teenage violence, developing resilience, treating children of divorce, loss and grief, adolescent girls and disordered body images, understanding behavioral difficulties.

Dr. Sellwood holds a license in clinical psychology through the state of California. She is on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Her professional affiliations also include The American Psychological Association, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and The American Academy of Clinical Psychology. She has received professional honors and recognition through the Psy Chi National Honor Society of Psychology, the California Senate for excellence in school counseling, student nominated Who’s Who of America’s Teachers, and peer nominated Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving.

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