Mom as Gatekeeper
Maternal gatekeeping occurs regardless of whether parents are married, divorced or unmarried, and regardless of the parents’ satisfaction with the relationship between them.
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About the Mom as Gatekeeper Program
This workshop focuses on “maternal gatekeeping.” Maternal gatekeeping refers to a mother’s protective beliefs about the desirability of a father’s involvement in their child’s life, and behaviors acted upon that either facilitate or hinder “shared parenting” or “co-parenting” between the parents. Maternal gatekeeping occurs whether parents are married, divorced, or unmarried, and regardless of the parents’ satisfaction with the relationship between them.
- Increase the mother’s awareness of what gatekeeping is, how it operates, and how it is sometimes misused out of anger and hurt.
- Offer concrete examples that will help mothers understand the negative impact of excessive gatekeeping and the importance of supporting father involvement.
- Engage mothers in exercises that will help reduce restrictive maternal gatekeeping behaviors that inhibit father involvement.
Topics Covered Include:
- Defining Gatekeeping
- Problems that Stir Up Gatekeeping
- Relationships Styles
- Develop New Skills in Co-parenting
- Try New Gatekeeping Skills
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Support Our Mom as Gatekeeper Workshop
When you give your tax-deductible financial support to our Mom As Gatekeeper Workshop, you help moms take steps towards creating healthy co-parenting relationships for the sake of their children. Your donation of $50 would cover the cost of the workshop for one mom, and $500 would cover the cost for a group of ten. Your donation of any amount will make a significant impact on increasing father involvement, which is an essential factor in long term economic and emotional stability for the families we serve.
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