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A Dad's Message to His Cyber-Baby and The World

Fabian Blue | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Fabian Blue

If we all teach our children from an early age a simple message of tolerance and acceptance, we could undoubtedly transform this world into a more fantastic place.

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

5 Ways Brain Retraining Inoculates You from a Hostile Ex

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

For those of you that are divorced and who have to live with the reality of a bullying or hostile ex; one who refuses to love your children more than he hates you, brain retraining may be your way to freedom.

Disagreeing on Discipline: How Parents Can Resolve Conflict and Present a Unified Front | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched? Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Co-Parenting

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Co-parenting with someone who you admittedly would rather not deal with can be challenging and exhausting. Avoid these seven deadly sins of co-parenting so that you can work through the conflict to successfully raise your children -- together.

12 Simple Rules For My Clueless Ex-Husband

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Divorce
Amy Mullis

Because of circumstances I cannot alter (reproduction), I must maintain an ongoing, apparently nonhostile relationship with my ex-husband. I consid...

9 Dos And Don'ts For Divorce Parents Of 2014 Grads

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If you and your former spouse are one of those new-age, The Trophy Wife blended families who cut birthday cakes together and who share holidays by com...

Coping with Divorce: When Your Kids are With Your Ex and You're Home Alone

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.19.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

If someone asked me what the hardest part of divorce was, I would say it was just after my ex moved out, and the nights my kids were at his house. I would go to bed and wake up in an eerily quiet house and I hated it so much. Coping with divorce in this regard isn't easy and it takes time.

7 Nice Things You Should Do For Your Ex

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.12.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Can't you get to a point where you at least like the person again?

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

10 Things Your Kids Need During Your Divorce

Michelle Crosby | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

It all starts with realizing that the lasting outcome of this divorce is as much about your relationship with your children as it is your relationship with your spouse.

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...

'Tis the Season to Take Deep Breaths

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Are you a divorced mom? Is your relationship with your ex more scary than merry? If so, the holidays can make for some extra rough sledding. And there's nothing quite like co-parenting with a grinchy ex to put you in a bah humbug state of mind.

Co-Parenting: Communication With Kids Post-Divorce

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

You can't explain to a 10-year-old child that you can't call them because mommy went to court to prohibit it. While your anger may make you want to tell them, you know it is not in their best interests to possess that information.

Remove Emotions From Co-Parenting

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Sure, you can claim to be unemotional, but if you resort to name calling or hanging up on your ex or refusing to respond to emails/texts, then you are clearly working on emotions rather than focusing on your shared vision for the children.

Are You Dealing With a Conflict Addict?

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

If you are reading this and realizing that YOU are the one who is causing your divorce to be high conflict, then I beg you to focus on the kids.

Letter to My Kids Re: Divorce

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 12.28.2013 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

I don't want you to ever feel like you have to choose between your dad and me. We sit together at activities and have all eaten dinner together after basketball games -- not because we are all such good buddies, but because we all share something very important: our love for you both.

The Hardest Thing For Me To Hear From My Kids

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 11.12.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Do they love him more? Is he more fun? Would they rather be there than at my house? These were all questions running through my mind. I was angry at them, angry at my ex, and angry at the world. I was bitter and wished I wasn't divorced.

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?

Why You Should Consider Dating A Single Dad

Posted 08.17.2013 | Divorce

By Monique Boyd for Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome walks up to you, smiles and introduces himself. You take one look at him and become e...

Mistakes All Divorcing Parents Make

Kate Scharff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Kate Scharff

"Will I be able to protect my children? Can I ease their pain?" If you're a divorcing parent, these primal anxieties dominate your daily thoughts and...

Which Would You Choose -- Mediation or Litigation - When Seeking Child Support Modification?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Since the amount of child support one is required to contribute is formulary and based on statutory guidelines, it stands to reason then that modification of child support would be requested when there is a "substantial change of circumstance."

What Divorced Moms Should Do On Father's Day

Posted 06.13.2013 | Divorce

Should you help your kids celebrate your ex-husband on Father's Day? That's the question tackled in a recent segment on WGN News in Chicago. And ac...

Graduation? Communion? Bar Mitzvah? Best Tips for Event Planning for Divorced Parents

Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.21.2013 | Divorce
Michelle Rozen

Planning an event for the kids such as communion, bar or bat mitzvah, or even a birthday party, can turn a happy event into a nerve wrecking one.