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'I Want To Pee Like Daddy'

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

She's not as confusing as some of the women I've dated; I understand her; I get her and she gets me. We grew up together, in a sense, and now I see a young, independent, beautiful and risk-taking female version of me. (This version looks much better than the original, by the way.)

A Mother's Lesson in Listening

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

My parents stayed together for us kids, but I chose not to. By the time my son celebrates his second birthday, his father and I will be divorced. Hourly, I battle between crowning that decision selfless or selfish.

Lifting Blanket Restrictions

Richard Warshak | Posted 07.04.2014 | Divorce
Richard Warshak

Big changes are afoot Down Under. And these presage changes in the U.S. and Europe as well. For the past few years, a research report issued by the office of the Australian Attorney General, with statements of its lead author, has exerted a disproportionate impact on the lives of young children whose parents are separated.

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.

WATCH: 'Suppernanny' Shares Best Divorce Advice

Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce

Jo Frost has helped parents deal with family problems on shows like "Family S.O.S" and "Supernanny", but now she's helping viewers with their issues a...

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

Equal Child Custody Revisited

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

The general view of the attorneys who specialize in family law is that one size does not fit all. The view is that custody and parenting time should be decided on a case by case basis without a mandate or rebuttable presumption.

The 'Uncle Dad Syndrome': When Divorced Dads Act Like Carefree Uncles and Why Their Kids Feel Cheated

Alison Patton | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Alison Patton

The "Uncle Dad Syndrome" is not just about indulging the kids. It's the entire personality of this dad and how he parents.

10 Ways To Make Co-Parenting Less Stressful

Posted 12.20.2012 | Divorce

As any co-parent will tell you, it's not easy to keep it strictly about the kids when you call up your ex. All too often, the same communication probl...

The Shocking Secret That Caused My Parents’ Divorce

The Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 10.03.2012 | Divorce

We asked adult children of divorce to share how their parents’ splits affected their lives in the long run, for better or for worse. This story came...

The Person You Should Blame For That Fight With Your Ex

Judy Corcoran | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Judy Corcoran

When an issue comes up with your ex, ask yourself if you are behaving or communicating in a way that contributes to the confli

Why Equal Custody Should Be The Legal Norm

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

There is one presumption that seems to be missing from the body of legal presumptions in family law: the presumption that equal custody timesharing is appropriate for children involved in divorce and paternity custody disputes.

Is Your Ex Letting The Kids Watch Too Much TV? How To Deal

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.21.2012 | Divorce
Common Sense Media

"Is it that bad to let your kids watch Aliens?" My ex-husband posed this question to me -- and he was dead serious. Did I mention that our kids are 6 and 8?

How To Win Joint Custody

Posted 05.14.2012 | Divorce

Wondering how to get joint custody? Here's what you need to know, from divorce lawyer Joseph E. Cordell, the author of the author of "Your Civil War: ...

What You Need To Know About Joint And Sole Custody

Posted 05.01.2012 | Divorce

Wondering how you can get full custody of your kids? Here's what you need to know, from Judge Michele F. Lowrance, the author of "The Good Karma Divor...

5 Things Smart Women Do After A Divorce

Alison Patton | Posted 05.09.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

"Why do some women do well after divorce, while others get stuck?" a divorcing client asked me, confronting her worries head on.

8 Unalienable Rights Your Kid Is Entitled To Post-Split

Julie A. Ross, M.A | Posted 03.07.2012 | Divorce
Julie A. Ross, M.A

It's easy to get so caught up in the battles of divorce and the hassles of custody that you forget that your child has certain inalienable rights. A child of divorce, especially, needs to have his or her rights honored and respected.

When Visitation Phone Calls Are All You Have

Sonya Huber | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Sonya Huber

Split parenting is like walking around on a fake leg. Sometimes there's a hollowness where there should be flesh, but you have to keep walking.

Parenting While Broke

Jennifer Mattern | Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents

By Jennifer Mattern My daughters and I make our way down the Walmart frozen food and cereal aisle. I cast furtive glances around me, hoping not to ...

When Co-Parents Don't Co-Parent Equally | Posted 08.09.2011 | Divorce

"We have six minutes," I say, my head under my son's bed, looking for his red baseball shirt. It's 7:50 on Saturday morning, and Johnny, age 8, the yo...

The Reality of Child Support

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bill Swadley

When I wrote about child support recently, I knew I was touching on a hot topic...

Once Attached, Always Attached

Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Judith Ruskay Rabinor Ph.D.

Like many women who divorce, I took my time finding a second husband.

How Divorce Burns the Soup

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Candace Walsh

During divorce, home-life rituals are disrupted. Cooking and regular sit-down dinners are often the first things to go. It's harder to meal-plan, shop...

Divorce Before the Digital Deluge

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Dave Astor

I'm glad my first wife and I separated the year Al Gore got "Supreme Courted" rather than the year John Kerry got "swiftboated."

Joint Custody and the Holidays: A Side of Sadness With My Cheer

Kristin Tennant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Kristin Tennant

One thing to learn from holiday sadness is compassion. Being sad helps me be a bit more in tune with others who might be missing someone they love over the holidays, or who might not even have someone to love.