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Co Parenting

How to Celebrate Your Kid's Birthday As Co-Parents

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

As we near the end of the divorce process, my ex and I have celebrated every single holiday or anniversary apart at this point besides our daughter's birthday ... until this past week.

What Nobody Tells You About Finalizing A Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

You realize it will never be done. Instead, you start to try to figure out what the next part will look like

How to Help Children Ages 6-12 Through Your Divorce

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.19.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

You can help minimize the negative effects of divorce on children in this age group by working together, as a team, on several issues.

Consistent Co-parenting Eases the Way for Children After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Parenting after divorce takes patience, cooperation and collaboration. It's not uncommon for one parent to notice behavior differences in their children when they return from a stay with their other parent.

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.

Five Seemingly Simple Tips for Fostering a (Sometimes) Positive Co-Parenting Relationship

Leah Porritt | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce
Leah Porritt

Co-parenting is hard. There is just no other way to describe it. Raising a child is difficult... and doing it with someone you are no longer with, likely for some pretty major reasons, is just... well, hard.

Playground Bullying and My Ex

Eva Papp | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Eva Papp

Conscious parenting is HARD. Parenting is one of those places in life where we really have to learn about surrender because so much is not in our control. Surrendering, letting go and trusting are critical skills if we are to survive parenthood with our mental health intact.

Teenage War On Parenting

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur

Regardless of race, religion, creed, or ethnicity, all is viewed as equal, and in a world where the teenage mindset will compromise even the well-planned and effective parenting philosophies one has, it shows no prejudice.

Divorcing Parents: 4 Ways You Can Be Super Heroes To Your Children

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Posted 03.06.2015 | Divorce
Michael Aurit, JD, MDR

The most heroic gift you can give your children is taking every opportunity possible to speak positively about your co-parent. Divorce in itself will not likely damage your children. However, how you choose to get divorced and behave after your divorce will make the difference.

Don't Tell Your Father, Don't Tell Your Mother: A Major Mistake in Co-Parenting

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Regardless of the underlying meaning, or good intentions of the speaker, the end result still places an unfair burden on a child, who is now left holding the bag of secrets.

Embracing the Conscious Death of Relationship

Jesua | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

We are so sensitive and avoidant about death in this culture, aren't we? Not only about the death of the body -- our own, and those we cherish. But av...

And You Call Yourself A Single Parent...

Jennifer Ball | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

No matter what your status as a parent is -- whether you're happily married, kinda-happily married, partnered up without the paperwork, or like me, doing it on your own -- there is really just one simple objective: to do the best you can.

'My Ex Is Evil - I Want To See My Kids'

Posted 03.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

Brad and Kimberly are deadlocked over custody of their three kids, with each hurling accusations at the other. Dos and Don'ts For Co-Parenting With...

And the Winner Is

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 02.18.2015 | Divorce
Thomasina Guidry

You both matter, maybe not to each other, but to that kid that calls you mom and dad. On the 23rd of January, the claim on that hill that we created and fought so hard over will expire. As much as we wanted to be the sole victor, we both came out on top. Whether we meant to or not.

The 18 Best Things You Can Do For Your Kids After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.17.2015 | Divorce

Raising your kids after divorce isn't easy. You constantly worry about how the split will affect them in the long run -- and let's face it, intera...

The Real, Honest-To-Goodness Truth About Co-Parenting

Leah Porritt | Posted 02.07.2015 | Divorce
Leah Porritt

To all of you co-parents out there, especially the new ones -- these struggles are real. Don't feel bad because your co-parenting relationship isn't one in which you are best friends with your ex or their spouse.

5 Things for New Moms to Give Their Husbands

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Your husband cannot read your mind. He doesn't know that you wanted him to pick up dinner from the Thai restaurant on the corner because you've been pacing the kitchen all afternoon with a fussy baby.

It Takes More Than a Divorce to End the Fighting

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 02.03.2015 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

Divorcing and divorced parents who work toward improving their relationship, can become free from the past faster and create a more stable, productive and enjoyable home life in which to raise healthier and happier children.

These Apps Could Help You And Your Ex Avoid Child Support Fights

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Divorce

(Follow the author at Beth Pinsker) By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Most divorce decrees do not get down to...

Don't Call My Stepkids 'Baggage!' Your Trash Just So Happens to Be My Treasure

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Do I mind that my stepkids are referred to as leftover "baggage?" You bet, I do.

My Childrens' Mother Lies About Their Problems

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.21.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

t is in your children's best interest for their mother to keep you involved and informed about what is going on in their lives. But you are going to have to start with things as they are.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Talk to Your Co-Parent Before Bringing Home a Beau

Tara Fass | Posted 03.07.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

It's a healthy impulse to want to connect with someone special again. But whether or not it's a good idea to introduce all new dates to your kids -- well, that's an entirely different discussion.

When Co-Parenting Is A Necessary Evil

Tara Fass | Posted 03.01.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Putting the financial and care-taking assistance on the back burner for a moment, the impulse to reach out to share your news and the experience of parenting is part of what it means to be human. You can't avoid it.

How Do Smart People Divorce?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Unwinding a relationship requires a careful undoing of emotional, physical and financial connections, and must be performed with extreme caution to achieve two intact individuals in the end.