How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce
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1w ago
Naturally, we hesitate to tell our children bad news. What do we say? How do we say it in the best way possible? You can better support your children in coping with the news if you and your spouse carefully decide what to tell them together. Research and anticipate their difficult questions and your responses ..read more
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Winning Their Hearts: A Stepparent’s Guide
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3w ago
Whether you’re just beginning to blend your family or have been in a blended one for quite some time, stepparenting has its challenges. It can be hard to relate to a stepchild. Even biological parents can find it difficult with their own children. Stepchildren can be reluctant participants in a family they weren’t ready for ..read more
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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake Divorced Parents Make
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1M ago
You’ve likely heard concerning statistics about children of divorce. They are more likely to: Display behavioral problems in and out of school Make poorer grades Suffer from depression Demonstrate aggressive behaviors Use drugs and alcohol But those statistics don’t have to be the fate of every child of divorce. Divorced parents with well-adjusted kids do ..read more
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The Emotional Stages of Divorce and Why You Want to Know Them
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2M ago
Whether you started the ball rolling to end your marriage or were blindsided by it, divorce is disruptive, to say the least. While everyone will have unique experiences and emotions during their divorce, everyone will travel through similar stages. We’ll discuss those stages below. Afterward, we’ll tell you why knowing them is so important. Divorce ..read more
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How Equally Shared Parenting Benefits Child and Parent
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2M ago
The days when courts automatically and solely “awarded” child custody to the mother in divorce cases have disappeared. Court rulings began shifting around the 1970s to include fathers, spurred by a better understanding that children need both parents to thrive. Shared Parenting And so began a decades-long drift from sole custody to shared parenting. In ..read more
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Two Parenting Styles, One Mission
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2M ago
Your and your co-parent’s mission (“should you choose to accept it”) is to put your differences aside, compartmentalize any ill will, and raise healthy, well-adjusted children together. That’s easier said than done after divorce. If you and your co-parent are like many other divorcees, you often find yourself at odds with one another. However, you ..read more
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Co-parenting Success Milestones to Celebrate
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3M ago
A healthy co-parenting relationship is a lot like a fitness journey. Consistent healthy choices are critical. Setting and achieving small goals keeps you on track. Results can be slow to show at times. A lot of change happens on the inside where you can’t see it. Every bit of effort you put in compounds to ..read more
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Do Grandparents Have the Right to See Their Grandchild After Divorce?
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4M ago
Divorce doesn’t just affect the immediate family members. It also alters the lives of extended family, like grandparents. Grandparents, especially those on the father’s side, are less likely to see their grandchildren after divorce. In large part, kids who live exclusively or most of the time with their mothers spend significantly less time with their ..read more
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Working on Child Support After Losing a Job
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4M ago
Job loss doesn’t automatically free a non-custodial parent from their monthly child support payments. Additional fines and legal troubles result if the parent doesn’t amend their child support payment in the right way. So what’s a parent to do when their income doesn’t meet their financial obligations? Any co-parent who has suffered a significant change ..read more
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What if Your Child Wants to Live With the Other Parent?
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4M ago
If you’re like most parents, preserving a close relationship with your child after your divorce tops your priority list. Despite your best efforts as a parent, don’t be surprised if your child utters, whines, or outright yells something close to: “I want to go live with [insert your ex’s title here]!” How should a stressed-out ..read more
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