An office supply store runs an annual back-to-school commercial with parents singing about it being “the most wonderful time of the year.” But if you are sharing custody with your child’s other parent after divorce or separation, you may be dreading the back-to-school season as much as your kids are. Summer is the season of […]
Transitions between parents and homes can be challenging for children, just ask any parent who has ever tried to drop a child off at preschool! The transition of moving from one parent’s home to the other’s for parenting time can be even more difficult, and often, the child will cry when having to leave one […]
For children, the holidays are filled with wonder and joy. If you look back on your own childhood, many of your favorite holiday memories are centered around family traditions: playing football with your cousins on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve at Grandma’s house, Aunt Daisy’s lemon meringue pie or Uncle Joe’s carrot cake that appeared on the family holiday table year after year.
Divorce or separation is one of the most stressful experiences you may ever go through, taking a toll on you financially, socially, and of course, emotionally. As you know, when you are under that kind of pressure, it is hard to be your “best self” for other people—including your kids. Unfortunately, when the divorce has you […]
Being a good parent is hard. Being a good co-parent, in many ways, is even harder. For one thing, you’re trying to coordinate child-rearing efforts with another person in another household. For another, you’re trying to foster a positive relationship between your child and someone with whom you may still have deep conflicts. Both of […]
No part of divorce or separation is easy, but perhaps one of the most difficult steps is breaking the news of your breakup to your children. You know you must do it, but how? Understand that it won’t be easy, for you or for them, but there are things you can do to avoid making it harder […]
Divorce and separation can make your life feel out of control. Even if the divorce was your idea, the process takes life as you know it and turns everything upside down. If you have children together, the process is even more fraught, because you need to keep interacting with your former significant other, manage custody and […]
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