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Divorce and Kids

21 Tweets That Are All Too Real If You Grew Up With Divorced Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.27.2015 | Divorce

For those of us who grew up in a divorced household, the #GrowingUpWithDivorcedParents hashtag on Twitter hits close to home. Seriously, it's nice to ...

11 Promises To Make To Your Kids After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.04.2015 | Divorce

During divorce, your kids need to be reminded that you'll be there for them, regardless of what happens between you and your ex. From complaints about...

A Child Of Divorce Speaks: How To Break Up For The Kids

ReeRee Rockette | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
ReeRee Rockette

I had no say in how my parents broke our family down; no chance to say it was too loud, too messy and too sore.

14 Hidden Truths About Being A Child Of Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.17.2014 | Divorce

If you're a kid with divorced parents, constant checkups from mom and dad can be exhausting: "Are you doing okay?" they ask. "Do you want to talk to a...

7 Pieces Of Advice All Co-Parents Need To Hear

Posted 02.25.2014 | Divorce

For many of us, a post-divorce relationship with our ex is never going to be completely drama-free. But while we might wrangle with our former spo...

8 Things My Kids Taught Me About Love

Posted 02.01.2014 | Divorce

Written by Michele Zipp on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. There is a moment -- sometimes many, many moments -- after your marriage is over that you th...

15 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Divorce

Posted 12.16.2013 | Divorce

When you're a parent considering divorce, it's impossible to quiet the endless worries about how the split will affect your kids: Will their grades su...

The Santa Split and Making It Through the Holidays

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Instead of letting your family's breakup steal away the holiday season, create new traditions of comfort and joy.

How to Deal With Your Ex at Your Children's Special Events

Nancy Kay | Posted 11.06.2013 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Does the very thought of seeing your ex at your child's special events make you so angry you'd rather make an appearance at traffic court?

Don Draper's Pursuit of a Good Prostitute: A Promising Take on Season's End

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 08.25.2013 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Obviously, Mad Men revolves around Don; and this is the season that has explained in fullest detail how and why Don Draper is the opposite of how he has presents himself.

How To Make Telling The Kids You're Splitting Up Less Stressful

Posted 06.11.2013 | Divorce

It's a conversation no parent wants to have: You and your spouse have decided to split, and now you have to sit your kids down and let them know that ...

A Bedtime Story For Children of Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Regardless of how or why things ended, and what your relationship is with your ex now, one thing is certain. You have a "Once upon a time story" that will always mean something, whether you want it to or not.

The Story Behind the Start of "DivorceHotel"

Jim Halfens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Small Business
Jim Halfens

Every time when divorce agreements are signed in our hotels people wish each other good luck and a positive new future. They leave our hotels on Sunday willing to embrace their new lives.

Should Split Parents Ever Lie to Their Children?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

By lying to your child, and realizing the child may eventually find out the truth, you demonstrate to your child lying is an okay behavior. Because children don't have adult filters to determine when stretching the truth might be necessary, their impulses around lying may be hard to control.

How To Co-Parent Without All The Stress

Posted 02.05.2013 | Divorce

One of the most important things you can do for your kids after divorce is to start seeing your ex as your co-parenting partner and not your former fl...

A Teen Tells Parents How To Divorce

Risa Garon | Posted 11.07.2012 | Divorce
Risa Garon

"I came from a family where feelings were shoved under the table. I needed help because my parents were caught up in their own struggles and I got lost."

The Amazing Lessons Elementary School Students Taught Me About Breakups

Danielle Greco | Posted 11.03.2012 | Divorce
Danielle Greco

After seeing so many students struggle, this teacher learned a lesson about co-parenting peacefully.

How To Be There For Your Kid After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 08.23.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Parenting before after divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing.

Why I Stayed In A Loveless Marriage For 13 Years

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

I was existing day-to-day like a hamster running in the wheel of its cage. Always on the move, but going nowhere.

Should You Stay Together For The Kids?

Posted 05.23.2012 | Divorce

Wondering if you should stay together for the kids? Here's what you need to know, from psychotherapist, rabbi and New York Times bestselling authorM. ...

The Biggest Delusion Couples Have About Splitting Up

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Here's how most of us who are thinking about leaving our marriage imagine divorce will be like: We've had it with our partner, and we think -- finally, freedom.

How I Stopped Punishing My Ex-Wife For Her Affair

Kyle Bradford | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Bradford

The discovery of my ex-wife's affair wouldn't have made for juicy television. I never walked in to find the lovers in our bed and I didn't stumble upon some tawdry Facebook exchange.

Why Bashing Your Ex Is Bad For The Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.18.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I know it's challenging sometimes not to criticize your ex, especially when you feel totally justified in doing so. Find a friend or therapist to vent to. Don't do it around your children.