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JULIE ROSS and JUDY CORCORAN are the authors of Joint Custody With a Jerk: Raising a Child With an Uncooperative Ex (St. Martin's 2011)

JULIE A. ROSS, M.A., is the executive director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. She is the author of three books, including How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years and Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come With Your Child. She leads parenting workshops nationwide and lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son.

JUDY CORCORAN is a writer, editor and marketing copywriter at MagazineMarketers.com. She is the author of three books, including Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex and The Concise Guide to Magazine Marketing: Tips, Tools and Best Practices. She is a single parent and both she and her daughter live in New York City.

Blog Entries by Judy Corcoran

The Joint Custody Conflict Solution

(14) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 12:30 PM

To ultimately solve the joint custody puzzle of conflict and resolution, we must first examine our own actions, reactions and motivations to determine how we may be adding to a problem. When an issue comes up with your ex, ask yourself if you are behaving or communicating in a way...

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Does Your Ex Need A Therapist?

(27) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 12:20 PM

Certainly there are things you would like to tell your ex in the structured environment of a therapist's office. Joint therapy sessions, much like mediation, can help establish rules and routines for going forward with your ex or soon-to-be ex. But if you're harboring a fantasy that a therapist will...

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A Divorced Child's Bill of Rights

(91) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 11:10 AM

It's easy to get so caught up in the battles of divorce and the hassles of custody that you forget that your child has certain inalienable rights. A child of divorce, especially, needs to have his or her rights honored and respected.

All children deserve to be loved by...

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The High Road Of Divorce

(18) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 12:20 PM

How does your ex make you angry? "How much time do I have?" you ask. The list is probably detailed, extensive and, quite frankly, repetitive. In fact, the dozen or more daily offenses perpetrated by your ex are most likely duplicated ad nauseam until you feel like screaming, "We've done...

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Ex-Texting

(6) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 12:42 PM

Even if you don't recall "the olden days," your divorced parents might remember the introduction of the fax and how thrilled they were to be able to use this new technology instead of calling to squabble over who would pay the electric bill. Faxing was perfect. "Pay this today!" was...

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For Divorce and Joint Custody Issues, Think Business

(17) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 2:11 AM

It's hard to negotiate with your ex. Whatever the issue, the two of you have a history together and often know just how to push each others' emotional buttons. And when the issue has to do with the children, the ante is upped. After all, most Mamma Grizzlies and Lion...

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Mind Your Ps and Qs: The Value of Communicating Politely With Your Ex

(20) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 2:33 PM

The phrase "mind your Ps and Qs" means "Be on your best behavior, mind your manners," a concept that isn't easy to put into practice when dealing with an uncooperative ex. In fact, most people in an acrimonious divorce are bewildered about what the benefit of polite communication might even...

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