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The risks of staying in an unhappy marriage ‘for the kids’

May 18, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children   |   Comments Off on The risks of staying in an unhappy marriage ‘for the kids’

This article discusses the risks that staying together in an unhappy marriage poses for the kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-ways-you-can-damage-your-kids-by-staying-in-a-bad-marriage_us_573b4845e4b0646cbeeaf9a9

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Tool to help divorced parents coordinate finances

December 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Tool to help divorced parents coordinate finances

Supportpay  is a new platform for managing childcare expenses, that helps divorced parents keep things as simple and business-like as possible. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3054375/a-simple-tool-is-helping-divorced-parents-not-make-a-nightmare-of-child-support http://supportpay.com  

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Divorced parents and dating

October 09, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Divorced parents and dating

This article offers some advice to divorced parents on how to consider and handle when they start dating new people: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/antonio-borrello-phd/to-date-or-not-to-date-for-divorced-parents-the-struggle-is-real_b_8265188.html  

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Children of divorce

November 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Children of divorce

This article explores some potential effects of divorce on children, and offers some sound advice https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/the-unintended-effects-of-divorce-on-kids-103483542077.html

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Two parent families

September 16, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Two parent families

Previous research has consistently confirmed that children in married-parent families grow up to be better off financially than the children of single and divorced parents.New research suggests that this is not as much due to having 2 incomes in the family, as previously thought, but may have more to do with have 2 parents with […]

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Kids of Divorce

June 10, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Kids of Divorce

This post discusses how kids of divorce are not worse off emotionally in life, and that avoiding divorce purely ‘for the kids’ might be built on a fallacy:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/honoree-corder/kids-of-divorce-turn-out-_b_5473579.html

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Thoughts on relationships

January 15, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Thoughts on relationships

Common courtesy is hardest at home.   * * * *   Don’t keep score.   * * * *   If you are arguing about arguing i.e., ‘I didn’t yell!’ ‘Yes, you did!’ or you are taking turns yelling your point without any effort to really consider the point your partner just made, then […]

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After divorce

January 10, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on After divorce

Tips for divorced parents: http://mom.me/parenting/family-dynamics/5298-after-divorce-setting-new-rules-kids/  

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For divorcing parents

December 12, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   1 Comment

Some tips:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-hughes/how-can-divorcing-parents_b_2253826.html And a Sesame Street video to help discuss divorce with younger kids: http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/16977032-421/sesame-street-advises-kids-about-divorce-but-not-on-tv-show.html  

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Throwing a stone

November 12, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens,metaphors to help facilitate communication   |   Comments Off on Throwing a stone

Perceived attacks are tricky things. I can be so aware and hurt by what you did that I naturally conclude (i.e. assume) that you were acting with the knowledge that I would be hurt. To me, the connection is obvious. It is impossible to imagine that someone could do that, and not see how it […]

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Some thoughts on communication…

October 09, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Some thoughts on communication…

Compromise is when everyone walks away equally unhappy. Walk in ready to give a little instead of walking in with a list of demands and sticking points.   * * * *   Practice active listening. Pay special attention to hear the other person’s point. Try to avoid just waiting for your turn to talk. […]

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Different parenting styles

October 01, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Different parenting styles

The benefits and drawbacks of having 2 very different styles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peggy-drexler/when-parents-have-differe_b_1925090.html

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Trigger points

September 26, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Trigger points

This article discusses issues that can be difficult to negotiate for divorced/split parents: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/henry-gornbein/children-and-trigger-poin_b_1904052.html

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Divorced parents and communication

September 21, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Divorced parents and communication

Some tips on communication: http://www.troymedia.com/2012/09/20/how-to-communicate-during-a-divorce/ And how communication technology impacts divorced parents: http://uwire.com/2012/09/14/divorced-parents-relationship-impacted-by-communication-technology/

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Divorce do’s and don’ts

September 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Divorce do’s and don’ts

Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce, HBO’s half-hour documentary tells it from the kids’ point of view. It debuts Thursday(6:30 p.m. ET/PT) and will be repeated several times through October. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/19/kids-share-advice-with-divorcing-parents-in-new-hbo-special/57808300/1

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Online communication between divorced parents

August 29, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Online communication between divorced parents

and the benefits and abuses of online communication: http://www.sciencecodex.com/divorced_parents_in_hostile_relationships_use_technology_to_sabotage_communication_mu_study_finds-97376 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249583.php

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Divorced parents – planning for back to school time

August 02, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Divorced parents – planning for back to school time

Some tips for split families: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/820469 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/14/back-to-school-divorce-teachers_n_1761147.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/legally-speaking/2012/aug/20/back-school-tips-divorced-parents-family-law/

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Divorced parents and virtual visitation

July 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Divorced parents and virtual visitation

A look at the pros and cons of this new option for noncustodial parents. http://www.businessreviewusa.com/press_releases/joel-bernheim-says-virtual-visitation-no-substitute-for-true-custody-rights http://uspolitics.einnews.com/247pr/290072  

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Helping kids cope with divorce

May 24, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents   |   Comments Off on Helping kids cope with divorce

some tips… http://www.marketwatch.com/story/helping-children-cope-with-divorce-2012-05-23 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/sfe-sfp-coping-with-divorce,0,2414882.story

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For divorced parents of teens

March 08, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on For divorced parents of teens

This link offers some tips: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/risa-garon/post_2893_b_1300585.html

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