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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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Promoting Self-Reliance in Your Children

Your three-year-old has swiped your car keys and is heading out the door to start your car. Meanwhile, your six-year-old begs you to help him put on his flip-flops. Somewhere in between these two extremes, there’s a sweet spot of independence for your children. Self-reliance, or independence, is part of life’s natural progression. Children should […]

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4 Tips for Long-Distance Co-parenting Success

Co-parenting is challenging enough when both parents live nearby. When one parent moves and the co-parenting has to take place over long distances, the task becomes much more challenging for everyone. If your co-parent moves far away and takes your kids with them, you might feel overwhelmed with grief and loneliness. Frequent visitations with your […]

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Create a First-Rate Co-parenting Plan

The goal is simple: Share custody of your child(ren) with your ex-spouse. The details are anything but… When and how will you share? What days? What about pick-ups and drop-offs? Who’s allowed to take care of them? How do you keep an unruly parenting style in check? These subtle but critical specifics call for a […]

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Co-parent the Easy(er) Way by Going Digital

Want to make co-parenting with your ex a lot easier? Even if that “easier” moment comes in the long run? Start implementing these guidelines ASAP so that parenting duties reach a place of smooth sailing sooner rather than later. Expert Communication Guidelines Divorce experts, from legal counsel to therapists, agree on one essential component of […]

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Using a Co-parenting App for Court-approved Journaling

Journaling is beneficial in so many ways. It keeps you goal-oriented, allows you to notice and celebrate your victories, reduces stress, inspires creativity, improves communication skills, strengthens memory, and can boost self-confidence. In a life-altering event like a divorce, journaling is more than a “nice to have.” And, it’s essential for more than your mental […]

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Should Co-parents Spend Holidays Together?

Custody schedules for the holidays typically get ironed out in the divorce agreement. Conventionally, co-parents consider holiday set-ups such as: Alternating years–Example: Mom’s place for Christmas Eve and Christmas this year but Dad’s place the following year. Alternating holidays– Example: Dad gets Thanksgiving Day; Mom can have Christmas Eve; Dad can have Christmas Day, etc. […]

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7 Ways to Diminish the Effects of Divorce on Your Child

A quick internet search could probably fill you with dread concerning your child’s destiny after your divorce. Studies abound about how children of divorced parents fare worse than their counterparts in a variety of areas.. Don’t let the statistics leave you feeling frightened and hopeless, though. There are things you can do to help your […]

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Planning for Your Kids’ College After Divorce

Parents often have differing opinions about their kids’ college education: in-state versus out-of-state decisions, community college versus a university, helping your kids pay for college versus a “They’re on their own, now!” mentality. Those differences in opinion can be even more notable when the parents are divorced and have possibly moved on to start a […]