6 Dos and Don’ts for Co-Parenting

As divorce plans move forward, you and your ex must address the issue of co-parenting. In joint custody situations, it’s especially important to have an understanding with one another over the care and raising of your children together. Here are 6 of the most important “dos” and “don’ts” for co-parenting your kids. 1. DO have […]

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What Science Actually Says about How Divorce Affects Children — and What You Can Do to Make the Transition Easier on Them

There’s a lot of speculation, discussion and even controversy surrounding the question of how divorce affects children, both short- and long-term. Horror stories abound describing how children of divorce can sustain long-term psychological and emotional damage, suffering from depression, anxiety, trust and commitment issues, etc. Of course, this information (or in many cases, misinformation) only […]

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Resources to Help You Process Your Own Thoughts and Emotional Fallout from the Conversation

After you’ve talked with the children about your divorce, don’t be surprised if you experience some personal emotional fallout immediately afterward. As parents, we tend to take some responsibility for our children’s happiness; you’ve just shared some news that will undoubtedly make your children unhappy for awhile, so some feelings of guilt, failure and despair […]

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Thoughts on Breaking News of Your Divorce to Adult Children

If you’re an “empty nester” going through a divorce, breaking the news about your divorce to your adult children will take a different tone than if the children were living at home. For one thing, you won’t have to reprocess the information for a childlike understanding—you can talk to adult children as adults. Secondly, you […]

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7 Tips for Ensuring Your Family’s Privacy During a Divorce

In any divorce process, privacy becomes an issue, and your children are not immune to this reality. Not only are there likely to be nosy questions from neighbors and other kids at school or church, but divorce lawyers love to probe digital media looking for evidence—and sometimes this includes the children’s interactions. Here are 7 […]

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