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Non Custodial Parent

How to Tell Your Child That They Have to Spend the Summer With Your Ex

Dr. Becca Ballinger | Posted 06.10.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Becca Ballinger

As a child psychologist, I know how hard it is to tell your child that they have to spend their summer vacation with their noncustodial parent. I have assisted with these kinds of conversations a lot over the years and it never gets any easier.

Moving From Parenting to Co-parenting: Joining Together in Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

In my state, as a man, if you want something other than the SPO and non-custodial parent role, you're going to have to fight. You're going to have to disagree with your expensive 'parenting planning' and PH.D family therapist.

Sometimes a Child's Refusal to Go With You Is a Test

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

For some children, divorce calls into question the very nature of parental love. The child may think to himself, "If my parents can decide they don't love each other anymore, maybe they can stop loving me."