Empowering the child who must spend time alone with a disordered parent
You have children with someone who turned out to be a narcissist, antisocial, borderline or psychopath. Now, every time you must send the kids to stay with your ex, you worry. She may or may not feed them. He breaks their toys, and breaks his promises. At the very least, your ex messes with their minds and emotions.
How can you protect your kids when you’re not there?
In this webinar, Claudia Paradise, LCSW, explains how a disordered parent may affect children, and how you can strengthen your kids so they can get through the visits. You’ll learn how safe routines when the kids are with you, building their self-esteem, encouraging them to deal with their feelings, and other strategies, will give kids the resilience to overcome the negativity they may encounter with your ex.
- The key to helping children deal with a disordered parent
- Issues boys and girls experience with disordered mothers or fathers
- How to talk about the tough stuff with your child
- What you need to know about cognitive dissonance in children
- How to select a therapist for your child
About the instructor
Claudia Paradise LCSW-R, is a psychotherapist in New York City with 25 years of practice experience, concentrating on trauma, self harm and Cluster B abuse. She treats a wide variety of anxiety and depressive disorders through family, individual, group and couples counseling. Claudia is warm, personable and approachable, and puts her clients at ease. She is trained in techniques like psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, EMDR as interventions for hard-to-treat symptoms, and she plays an interactive role in her client’s treatment. Claudia sits on the Executive Board at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapies Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. She is also faculty and supervisor in its training program. Claudia is part of a small group of clinicians working on the development of treatment protocols to educate and train other clinicians in the treatment of narcissistic abuse and complex PTSD. She holds an MSW from the New York University Silver School of Social Work and a BA in psychology from American University.
Cost and credits
The cost for this course is only $50 for two hours of instruction. Once you purchase the course, you can access it online as long and as often as you want. All Lovefraud CE courses offer a money back guarantee.
Although this course does not award continuing education credits, you will be able to download a certificate of achievement upon completion.
This course will offer you:
- A framework for understanding how a disordered ex can affect the self-esteem of the child you are co-parenting.
- An understanding of how to communicate to your child in ways that will best counter the toxic effects and negative impact their disordered parent may have on them.
- Tools and coping mechanisms to teach, implement, practice and model for your child to build their healthy defenses and ground them in their growing true sense of self.
- Understanding the ways that we must care for and empower ourselves as a healthy parents, in order to provide this solid foundation for our children.
1 hour of instruction
- How children are affected by disordered parents
- Being the “good enough” parent and right-sizing your expectations
- Issues boys experience with disordered mothers or fathers
- Issues girls experience with disordered mothers or fathers
- Key safety skills to teach your children
- Validating your child’s feelings
- Talking about the tough stuff
- Dealing with your child’s anger
- Cognitive dissonance in children
5 minute break
50 minutes of instruction
- The importance of building your child’s self-esteem
- Encouraging your child’s individuality
- Helping your children trust themselves
- Counteracting the ex’s broken promises
- When your ex tries to turn siblings against each other
- How to talk about your ex with your child
- When you should seek therapy for your child
- How to select a therapist for your child
5 minutes questions and answers
You have no choice but to send your children to stay with their other parent, your disordered ex. By building their self-esteem and encouraging expression of their feelings, help them develop the resilience to overcome a negative environment.