Christina McGhee, internationally acclaimed divorce coach and parent educator, has devoted her career to helping children and families successfully manage the challenges of divorce. She believes essential information and support are crucial for families in transition. From her perspective, knowing what to expect and having access to support are often the defining difference between children surviving or thriving when parents part.
Her relentless desire to radically change how families experience divorce is also the driving force behind her latest book, Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents can Raise Happy and Secure Kids
(Penguin Books - US, 2010 and Random House - UK, 2011)
Since 1998, Christina has educated parents with a child focused approach through teaching court mandated parenting classes to divorcing parents in Texas and designing specialized programs for both parents and children internationally. In 2008, she led an initiative for children of divorce when invited to speak to Scotland’s First Minister and members of Scottish Parliament.
Dubbed “the divorce coach,” Christina's work has been highlighted by many publications and gained international attention for her participation in the 2006 British Channel 4 documentary series "How to
Divorce Without Screwing up Your Children.” As a professional speaker and trainer, she also educates
family lawyers, mental health counselors and mediators.
Over the past two years, Christina has also worked closely with the family lawyer organization, Resolution, to develop the Parenting After Parting program and orchestrated the launch of services offering informational workshops for separated parents in six pilot regions across England and Wales.
As a coach, Christina works directly with parents to help them learn how to successfully handle the many challenges that divorce brings to family life. In addition to maintaining a private practice, she hosts an online resource for parents, www.divorceandchildren.com and has co-produced the award winning children’s DVD and workbook program, “Lemons 2 Lemonade: How to handle life when things go sour between Mom and Dad.”
In all facets of her work, Christina challenges children and families to use difficult situations and life circumstances as a catalyst for positive change in their lives. She not only teaches that philosophy but also works very hard to live by it. Christina, who has been married for over seventeen years, also grew up in a divorced family and later became a bonus parent. Together she and her husband, Scott have four wonderful children. Christina feels her personal experiences have significantly contributed to her belief that families can redefine themselves in meaningful ways following divorce.