When your child’s father is abusive, parenting is extremely complex. Joy Forrest explains why co-parenting isn’t possible with an abusive ex, and how to use a parallel parenting approach. She shares strategies for avoiding emotionally charged interactions with an abuser and how to approach the legal process when the courts are involved. Joy also discusses how to help your children resist manipulation and cope with the trauma that results from having an abusive parent.
Check out Dr. Debra Wingfield’s books Darkness to Light: Transformational Journaling for Healing Souls and Eyes Wide Open: Help with Control Freak Parents
Listen to this episode’s Guided Scripture Meditation Devotional on YouTube, “Protection For Your Children”