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SECTION MEETING


How To Help Clients Talk So Their Kids Will Listen: A Presentation for Family Law Attorneys

Speaker
Julie King | Parent Educator, J.D.
Joanna Farber | Co-Author

Concrete tools you can share with clients to ease the strain of common separation, divorce and custody situations.

Family law attorneys aren't child psychologists or therapists. But clients frequently need advice about how to handle challenging situations that arise during a divorce, separation or child custody case. For example,

"How do I tell the kids that we are separating? What if they cry that they don't want to live in two houses?"
"When it's my ex's turn for custody, my child refuses to go. What should I do?"
"When it's my turn for custody, my child won't get out of my ex's car. My ex says my child doesn't want to see me. Now what?"
"My ex let's the kids eat junk food and ice cream all the time. They complain when I insist on healthy food for dinner. What should I do?"
"My ex never helps with the school work or makes the kids do chores. I'm always having to be the 'bad guy.' I've complained, but my ex doesn't change. What can I do?"
Handled poorly, some of these situations can lead to new problems in a legal custody battle, with accusations of noncompliance or alienation. But young children aren't known to cooperate simply because of a legal document!

In "How To Help Clients Talk So Their Kids Will Listen" the presenter will show you why some of the typical strategies parents use in these tricky situations backfire, and what they can do instead. If your clients struggle with helping kids deal with sadness, frustration, disappointment and other difficult feelings, or with engaging kids' cooperation, or with enforcing limits while maintaining connection, come to this introduction to the How To Talk approach and leave with concrete tools you can share with clients to ease the strain of common separation, divorce and custody situations.

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02/18/2020 12:00 PM 02/18/2020 1:15 PM America/Los_Angeles SECTION MEETING How To Help Clients Talk So Their Kids Will Listen: A Presentation for Family Law Attorneys Courtroom H, Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, 94903 Marin County Bar Association info@marinbar.org false MM/DD/YYYY

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Date and Location

Tuesday | February 18, 2020
12:00-1:15P

Courtroom H
Civic Center
San Rafael, CA 94903

Speaker Information

Julie King

Parent Educator, J.D.

Julie King is a Parent Educator, How To Talk trainer, and co-author of How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7. The book is a best seller in the U.S. and Canada, and has been translated into 21 languages. (As of today, it is #1 in Emotional Self Help on Amazon.) Julie has over 24 years experience consulting privately to parents, leading workshops in person and online, and speaking publicly both locally and across the nation and internationally. Previously, she practiced family law and is a member of the California bar. She has an AB from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She lives in Marin with her husband, where they are visited now and again by their three grown children.

Website

Joanna Farber

Co-Author