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6 Ways To Make Co-Parenting Less Stressful

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce

The goal of co-parenting after divorce is simple: Like any other parent, you want to ensure that your kids are happy, healthy and set up for succe...

What I Wish Every Co-Parent Knew

Karen Becker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

My job is to work with families, primarily divorced families, and help them overcome conflict. That conflict usually comes from the same place -- fear.

A Year Ago and a Year Later

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Eighteen months ago we made the decision to get divorced. Fifteen months ago we were separated. Five months ago our divorce was official. But it's the year I'm coming upon that seems the most significant.

What We Wish You Knew About Our Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

It's true, isn't it? I am that person. I lack a filter at times and want to (g-d forbid) talk about the tough stuff. I'm a firm believer in the power of talking. It's my process. It's my thinking out loud. I'm far from alone.

Why We're So Proud of You ... and of Us ... on your Graduation Day

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Tomorrow you will graduate from elementary school. Tomorrow we will all sit in little folding chairs in the cafeteria, watching proudly as you and your classmates line up and walk onto the stage to receive your diplomas.

This Divorced Dad Has a Big Problem

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

No matter how much at odds the two of you are, your biggest priority should be making sure you are both raising those kids.

The Parenting Relay Race

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

We're learning the ins and outs of our own exhaustion, our own debilitating frustration, our own shortcomings as parents. We're learning to read each other better, to understand the different types of tired, to notice the I-can't-do-this-anymore looks on each other's faces.

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Thrive After Divorce

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.28.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Rodman PhD

All divorces are painful, but those between parents of small children can be particularly hard, since you worry about your children's emotional welfare on top of all of the other stressors involved in your divorce.

Putting Our Kids First

Jessica Kahan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

We did it and no one turned into a pumpkin. We did it and no one cried. We did it and while parts of it were awkward and new, overall it was surprisingly normal. Our kids starred in the school play for three nights and we were ALL there to support them.

Don't Tell Me I'm Lucky To Have A 'Good' Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Everyone tells me how lucky I am to have the best divorce ever. Lucky my ex is a good dad. Lucky my ex and I are not psychopaths. Lucky we get along. In general, everyone is so happy... Except for us.

Keeping Your Relationship Hydrated

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Just like tiny raindrops, there are small things you can do every day to fill up the reserves. The more drops or positive things you pour into the relationship, the more cushion you have for the dry spells. The result is a strong foundation of trust, love and patience.

Parental Alienation Following Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

It's important for all divorced parents to reflect on their relationship with their former spouse and how it may be subtly or overtly affecting the emotional and psychological well-being of their children.

Recipe for an Apology

Tara Fass | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

As Paula Spencer Scott, wrote in 7 Ways to Handle a Hothead -- Without Blowing Your Top steadying yourself with people who feel slighted is challenging. In my line of work, this would be hurt and angry co-parents and their children.

Every. Other. Weekend. Coping With Custody.

Heather Leiva | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

I remind myself I am lucky. Every other weekend means they have two sets of parents who love them. I am lucky to have a beautiful family in whatever capacity I can get it.

5 Important Things Divorce Taught Me About Myself

Lisa Doust | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Doust

Even though it took me a long time to recover from my heartbreak, the experience has definitely given me inner reserves of strength and deepened my empathy. When the going gets tough, I know I'm capable of pushing through all obstacles.

A Note To My Ex-Husband

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

It's been three years since the divorce, but it occurred to me this morning that I had something I needed to tell my ex-husband. And it's only this: there were nice times too.

When It Comes to Parenting, You Gotta Have Faith

Tammy Kahn | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Tammy Kahn

What if we replace guilt with faith? Faith that we can exist in a world where we work hard, take care of our kids but also take care of ourselves and trust that they will be ok.

My Family, Minus Me

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

It's not that the idea came out of nowhere, it had been planned for months. It's not that their absence was a surprise. I'd offered him Spring Break, since I knew I couldn't afford to take them anywhere.

‘I've Divorced My Ex Twice, But I'm Still In Love'

Posted 04.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

Gwen says she has married and divorced Derrick twice — but she would take a third trip down the aisle if he would fess up to his mistakes. Gwen clai...

Amicable Dinner With My Ex Ended Up Upsetting Our Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.06.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Rodman PhD

It's often more confusing for kids of divorce whose parents still get along. At least the kids who know their parents don't get along can't nurse as vivid hopes for a reconciliation, and they understand why the divorce occurred.

8 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Parents To Know

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce

Parents going through divorce are constantly on the lookout for expert advice on how to raise healthy, resilient kids. But hey, the kids themselves...

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

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.29.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.