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Parenting and Divorce

What Your Girlfriends Won't Tell You About Kids and Divorce

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

Ending a marriage when you have children can elicit feelings of guilt ("What could I have done differently to save the marriage?") to panic ("How am I going to be able to support my kids financially and emotionally?") to reluctance and doubt ("Maybe we should just move into separate bedrooms and ignore each other?")

Will Living Together Without Marriage Damage Kids?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 03.24.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Many experts conclude that cohabitation puts children at risk for instability. As the rate of couples who live together without being married rises radically, children in America are more likely to experience cohabitation than divorce

Teens Caught in the Web of Parents' Conflicts

Risa Garon | Posted 09.27.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

The easy living of summer is challenged when children and teens become entangled in their parents' conflict and competition. Parents compete to be considered the best parent and then the best interests of their children go by the wayside.

How My Divorce Made Me A Better Mom

Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce

Written by Jenny Erikson on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir I stayed married for a looooong time past the point where I wanted to call it quits. I had a...

5 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Whether you agreed on parenting styles before separation or parenting was one of the primary issues in your divorce, your family is changing, for better or worse. These changes don't have to be detrimental; positive outcomes are possible.

What to Do When Co-Parenting Doesn't Work

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.25.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Divorce is terrible enough, but to have a divorce that is so hellish as to make co-parenting impossible is another kind of terrible altogether.

7 Lies You’ll Tell Your Kids After Divorce

Terry K Carr | Posted 07.16.2012 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

As a divorced single parent of three, I had an idea that if l were honest with my kids, it would help them. But when I spoke the truth as I saw it, their confused expressions convinced me that sometimes it's just better to fib.

Would You Let Your Kids Play Matchmaker?

Marsha Temlock | Posted 12.16.2011 | Divorce
Marsha Temlock

It's good to remember that it's not only the single-again Mom or Dad who is looking for happiness; so are the children of divorce.