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Children and Divorce

How To Get The Best Revenge On Your Ex (No, Not That Kind Of Revenge)

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Do you want to make your ex squirm? Always and I mean, always do the right thing by him or her.

14 Questions My Son Asked About My Divorce And What I Answered

Divorced Moms | Posted 02.24.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

I am simply a mom who, like so many other moms, wants the best for her kids.

Divorcing? A Few Dos and Don'ts to Help Keep the Holidays Bright for Your Kids

Cheryl and Joe Dillon | Posted 02.01.2015 | Divorce
Cheryl and Joe Dillon

Here are some "dos and don'ts" to keep in mind to make sure your children remember the holidays for what they are -- a time of celebration -- rather than something they discuss in therapy 20 years from now.

Why Your Marriage Is Failing and How to Save It

David Wygant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce
David Wygant

What makes this trend really sad is another kid is not going to make any marriage better. You don't get closer by having another child. You get closer by working on the issues between the two of you. Another child is going to cause more stress, and cost more money.

Splitting the Baby

Krista Barth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

I litigate for a living, but if I do my job really well, you never step foot inside a courtroom. If you step foot into a courtroom, you have already lost. You have abdicated your parental authority to the state rather than compromise with someone you once loved.

5 Back to School Strategies for Divorced or Divorcing Parents

Cheryl and Joe Dillon | Posted 10.11.2014 | Divorce
Cheryl and Joe Dillon

If that's true, and your divorce began earlier in the year, it will likely be finalized by summer's end. Leading to a significant change in physical, financial and emotional circumstances for you and your children.

6 Words No Divorced Parent Wants To Hear

Posted 08.03.2014 | Divorce

By Bruce McCracken for Divorce360 Melinda Johnson was doing pretty well four years out of her divorce. Then she heard the words that rattled her wo...

9 Things To Consider Before Telling Your Kids About The Divorce

Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce

By Armin Brott for KnowMore.tv’s GalTime Anyone who’s been through a divorce will tell you that ending a marriage (or a long-term relationship)...

Divorcing Parents: 10 Questions to Ask Before Fighting Over the Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 09.20.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Seek out attorneys who are genuinely family-focused and try to keep you out of court. Bring in therapists or divorce coaches to provide insights and strategies for resolving conflict on behalf of everyone in the family. Be a caring, responsible parent.

10 Signs Your Kid Is Adjusting Well To The Divorce

Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce

By Wendi Schuller for DivorcedMoms.com It is easy post-divorce to be in the survival mode and not really notice if there are any red flags regardin...

10 Signs Your Kid Is Doing OK After The Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 08.18.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

We all know divorce can take its toll on both parents and their children. However, that doesn't have to be the case. Parents who focus their love and ...

Grandparenting Children of Divorce

Risa Garon | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

Share feelings with them that are age appropriate but not about either parent. Children don't want to be responsible for how you feel about their parents.

3 Ways To Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Lose Theirs

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...