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Raising a Child With Good Manners

As parents, we worry about so many different aspects of our children’s lives, from screen time and extracurricular activities to grades and friends. Divorced parents have even more to manage. Those extras include juggling multiple schedules across various homes and keeping track of child-related expenses. With all a divorced parent has going on, forgetting to […]

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How to Get Through to Your Teens

Parents from all walks of life have one thing in common–their teens will dumbfound them. It’s like one day, your child is an angel-eyed toddler, and the next, they’re a pimply-faced emotional wrecking ball you hardly recognize. Rest assured that this, too, shall pass. Using our tips and tricks below, you and your teen will […]

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How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

Naturally, we hesitate to tell our children bad news. What do we say? How do we say it in the best way possible? You can better support your children in coping with the news if you and your spouse carefully decide what to tell them together. Research and anticipate their difficult questions and your responses. […]

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Winning Their Hearts: A Stepparent’s Guide

Whether you’re just beginning to blend your family or have been in a blended one for quite some time, stepparenting has its challenges. It can be hard to relate to a stepchild. Even biological parents can find it difficult with their own children. Stepchildren can be reluctant participants in a family they weren’t ready for. […]

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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake Divorced Parents Make

You’ve likely heard concerning statistics about children of divorce. They are more likely to: Display behavioral problems in and out of school Make poorer grades Suffer from depression Demonstrate aggressive behaviors Use drugs and alcohol But those statistics don’t have to be the fate of every child of divorce. Divorced parents with well-adjusted kids do […]

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The Emotional Stages of Divorce and Why You Want to Know Them

Whether you started the ball rolling to end your marriage or were blindsided by it, divorce is disruptive, to say the least. While everyone will have unique experiences and emotions during their divorce, everyone will travel through similar stages. We’ll discuss those stages below. Afterward, we’ll tell you why knowing them is so important. Divorce […]

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How Equally Shared Parenting Benefits Child and Parent

The days when courts automatically and solely “awarded” child custody to the mother in divorce cases have disappeared. Court rulings began shifting around the 1970s to include fathers, spurred by a better understanding that children need both parents to thrive. Shared Parenting And so began a decades-long drift from sole custody to shared parenting. In […]

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Two Parenting Styles, One Mission

Your and your co-parent’s mission (“should you choose to accept it”) is to put your differences aside, compartmentalize any ill will, and raise healthy, well-adjusted children together. That’s easier said than done after divorce. If you and your co-parent are like many other divorcees, you often find yourself at odds with one another. However, you […]

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Co-parenting Success Milestones to Celebrate

A healthy co-parenting relationship is a lot like a fitness journey. Consistent healthy choices are critical. Setting and achieving small goals keeps you on track. Results can be slow to show at times. A lot of change happens on the inside where you can’t see it. Every bit of effort you put in compounds to […]

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