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Child Cries When It's Time to Stay With Daddy

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Be clear. If you appear uncertain about whether it's a good idea for your son to spend time with his father, he will pick up on your lack of confidence in the arrangement.

Sharing the Love, and Thanksgiving, With Your Ex

Edward D. Farber, PhD | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce
Edward D. Farber, PhD

You've thought about separation and divorce for months or years, with time to try to understand what Thanksgiving will be like without your old family tradition and without your ex. But your child, facing perhaps the first separated holiday, has not.

A Woman Says She Believes Her Ex Molested Their Daughter; Why Dr. Phil Has Questions About Her Claims

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Dr. Phil

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A University Professor Shares Insights About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Divorce and Birthdays, an Emotional Mix

Lisa Thomson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Thomson

There was nothing more painful than the kid's birthdays during divorce. Will they be with mom or dad, what do they want to do and who do they want to invite? If you're in the wrong week according to the custody schedule, you may not get to see them on their special day.

Divorce Litigation: Can Parents Afford the Real Price?

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 10.23.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

When custody decisions are made by those who are focused more on financial issues than family issues, children's needs often get pushed aside in favor of other objectives. Relationships, balance and good will are not prime objectives in the battle of divorce, and the scars on your children's psyches are often overlooked in the legal blood-bath that ensues.

Can't Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep? Try These 7 Steps!

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

So often, parents stay until their child falls asleep - I suggest an alternate route. I call this "exiting ritual." Many of my clients have found this to be an easy fix and I hope you do too...and don't forget to let me know what you think!

When Is the Right Time to Divorce When You Have Children? Join the Conversation!

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.16.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

At some point after the wedding festivities died down, you woke up and realized that you'd made a mistake. After the infatuation faded you recognized that you didn't want to live with this person for the rest of your life. As you've both grown older you've both changed, but in different directions. Maybe it's the day after or maybe it's years down the road after you've had 2 or 3 children.

Do You Have a Family Constitution?

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Avidan Milevsky

The amount of time and energy we place on talking about the constitution seems to gain greater importance as we see how other societies not privileged to have a unified code descent into chaos. When a group of people are not governed by a cohesive set of rules, anarchy ensues.

Parenting Wrong in the Best Interests of the Kids

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Some of the greatest moms and dads I know are also some of the worst parents I've ever seen. The worst offenders of that greatest bunch are the divorced moms and dads, because while they're trying so hard to be the better-liked parent, what's really "in the best interests of the kids," actually isn't.

9 Biggest Divorce Mistakes That Impact Your Kids

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

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5 Tips For Co-Parenting

James J. Sexton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Meet in the middle and pick your battles. While the marriage ship has sailed, you're in this parenting thing together, for the rest of your lives and I don't have to tell you that's the most important role you and your ex-partner will play.

The Price Kids Pay When Parents Go Through A Bitter Divorce

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 09.18.2015 | Dr. Phil

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This Couple's Divorce Selfie Is Surprisingly Sweet

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.02.2015 | Divorce

Let's get divorced -- but first, let's take a selfie.  Canadian couple Shannon and Chris Neuman did just that last Thursday, filing for divorce a...

10 Smart Back-To-School Tips For Divorced Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Divorce

Back-to-school season is stressful for all parents but it's a little more complicated when you're divorced: Who's doing the annual trek to Target to ...

Divorce and Back to School. Bittersweet.

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

It's that time of year again. Our kids go back to school and we go back to having a life. This season of new glue sticks and shiny uniforms makes me a little bit sad, especially now that my marriage has fallen apart.

5 Questions That Keep Kids First in Co-Parenting

Karen Becker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

The kids come first. Every person going through a divorce says this, but when things get tough and emotions are at an all time high, how do you make sure the kids continue to be a priority rather than arguments with the ex becoming more important?

10 Ways Divorce Changes Your Parenting -- For The Better

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.24.2015 | Divorce

 You don't know how strong and capable you are as a parent until you're forced to raise your kids on your own. Whether you have full or shared c...

Divorce All-Stars: Demi Moore & Bruce Willis are Co-Parenting BOSSES

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.20.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

There are a lot of mistakes you can make while in the process of getting a divorce. Let's face it: your negative emotions probably own your life, and you've started some not-so-great habits like having your first end-of-the-day glass of wine at 2 pm ... It's a recipe for disaster.

Moms and Stepmoms: Making the Relationship Successful

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

We get a lot of raised eyebrows when we show up at events together. We are often commended by school teachers and doctors for showing up at parent teacher conferences and medical appointments together.

Why YOU, Not a Judge, Should Resolve Child-Related Disputes

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.17.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Family-focused divorce attorney Larry Sarezky is passionate about keeping parents out of court when handling disputes over child custody. Based on decades of experience Larry knows that long-term outcomes work out better when the decisions are made by the parents themselves rather than left to the legal system.

The Day I Told My Daughter We Were Divorcing

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 07.08.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

There are those moments in our life that change us forever. Those moments that we remember so vividly. The sounds. The colors. Tiny details that become a part of us. Moments that we sometimes wish we could wash away from our brains.

10 Key Parenting Questions To Ask Yourself After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

To help parents co-parent more effectively I've created a list of significant questions to ask yourselves. I share these during mentoring sessions with parents not only before, but long after the divorce as well.

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.