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Children and Divorce

3 Ways To Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Lose Theirs

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Children demand a lot of attention which often requires an inordinate amount of patience. So be generous with yourself and accept your human imperfection. Your commitment to work on self-control is what matters, not your temporary mistakes.

Is Living With a Narcissistic Parent Damaging to Your Kids?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.27.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

There is some evidence that children raised by a narcissist can adopt some of their personality characteristics such as self-centeredness, inflated sense of entitlement and lack of empathy.

January Divorces Pose Special Challenges for Children

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 03.23.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

My advice to parents is simple, but not always easy. Put yourself in your child's place and feel the insecurity, fear, anxiety, guilt and shame that your child may be experiencing.

Survey Reveals What Divorced Couples Regret Most

Posted 12.17.2013 | Divorce

Divorced couples' biggest regret is the impact their split had on their children, according to a new survey out of the U.K. Seddons, a London law ...

Divorced? You Can Survive and Thrive During the Holidays!

Nancy Lang | Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

It's important to balance old traditions that provide familiarity and comfort to all, while creating new ones to assist the family in moving forward.

Is Demonizing Divorce Justifiable?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 02.08.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I am a product of parents who stayed together for the sake of the kids. I suffered all the negative psychological outcomes that children of divorce experience because my parents made every mistake we now warn against.

When Co-Parenting Is Difficult

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

When you have an ex who is not equally committed to doing what's best for your children, don't expect yourself to make up for that. It's simply a loss that you're not responsible for. Do your best, but don't expect perfection from yourself.

Typhoon Haiyan: Global Social Workers Helping for the Long Haul

Trooper Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Trooper Sanders

Months from now, once the world's media has moved on to other stories and our focus has shifted to new issues, some will wonder how Typhoon Haiyan's victims are faring. Rest assured that there will be social workers in the Philippines and around the world standing by them and working tirelessly for them.

Parenting Through the Teenage Years

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.30.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Perkins

I have worked hard at being a parent. I have strong values and have always stood by these. They don't come from any religious foundation, they are simply my life values and the ones I have taught my children. Your values will no doubt be different to mine. We are all different.

How To Deal When Your Ex Won't Cooperate

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

It's upsetting to have an ex-spouse continue fighting with you after your marriage is done, particularly when the ex-spouse is your children's co-parent. Taking time to think about why this is happening and exploring the possibilities can yield helpful information and lead to new ideas about how to stop fighting and move yourself forward.

The Broken Circle Project: Giving Grown Children of Divorce and Separation a Voice!

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 12.25.2013 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I've just come across a new book, Broken Circle: Children of Divorce and Separation. It's a product of The Broken Circle project, which gives voice to...

After Divorce: The Value of Proactive vs. Reactive Parenting

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 12.01.2013 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Parenting is never easy. The challenges are enormous. Decisions are rarely black and white. How much should you indulge your children?

He Had Some Choice Words About His Parents' Divorce

Posted 09.24.2013 | Divorce

Divorce is never easy when there are children involved, and kids of divorce often have choice words for their parents about the split. Celebrity child...

6 Steps To Co-Parenting Success

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Helping kids stay loyal to both parents might be the single most important thing divorcing parents can do.

What My Kids Taught Me About Divorce

Posted 09.05.2013 | Divorce

You can't help but worry about your kids' well-being when you're getting a divorce. You read every book you can find on child-centered divorce and ben...

What All Kids With Divorcing Parents Need To Know

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

Divorce can be difficult for both parents and children. For children who are between the ages of 9 and 12 -- a stage in which children may already be dealing with their own emotional, physical and mental growth changes -- here are some tips that can help.

Friends After Divorce

Lois Tarter | Posted 10.07.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

When you are going through a divorce, you probably could never think of being friends with your ex. If you have children together, you need to both think about what's best for them.

The Critical Custody Decision Many Parents Get Wrong

Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Can joint custody inhibit an infant's attachment to his or her parents? According to a new study from researchers at the University of Virginia, in...

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Cope With Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Divorce creates challenges for everyone in the family. It involves loss and significant change. It can create uncertainty and stress. At times like this, there is often less emotional flexibility and more emotional reactivity.

WATCH: Mister Rogers' Amazing Advice For Children Of Divorce

Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce

No one gave better advice than the late Fred Rogers, whether he was helping kids come to terms with "scary things in the news" or simply highlighting ...

Readers Told Us: How To Maintain A Sense Of Family After Divorce

Posted 06.22.2013 | Divorce

If you're a parent going through divorce, there's likely nothing more important to you at this time than making sure your kids know that things will e...

Divorce, Dating and Your Child

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

"Where are you going Mommy?" is a question your child wants, and needs, answered.

'I Left My Ex For My Future Child'

Amira Young | Posted 06.25.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

I left my ex for someone else. I wasn't cheating on him. Rather, it was for a person who didn't exist yet: my unborn child.

What Single Moms Need To Know When Dating Again

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Many children will never fully get used to the idea of their parents dating.

Victor or Victim: It's Your Choice

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 06.04.2013 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

The first action necessary to embrace the victor over victim mentality is to realize that you have control over your future. Once you accept that you are the only person who controls your destiny, you can let go of any resentment from past trials.