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How To Keep Details Of Your Divorce From Reaching Your Kids’ Ears

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When you are divorcing and have children, you want to do everything you can to minimize their stress and ease this time of transition for your family. This starts with shielding your children from conflict that may still be running high between you and your ex.

Are your children being dragged into the middle? Here are 7 steps to keep the adults-only details of your divorce private and off your children’s radar. Read more

Co-Parenting Dilemma: When Your Child Complains About Your Ex

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Is your child complaining about your ex? Does he or she get anxious before visitation? Before you jump to conclusions and accuse your former spouse of shoddy parenting, try to figure out why your child is voicing concerns with his other parent. Read more

How to Get More Summer Parenting Time With Your Kids

Summer vacation is rapidly approaching and you want to spend as much time as you can with your children during their break from school. Hopefully, you and your children’s other parent have a solid custody and parenting plan in place that talks about summer vacation time with each of you. But what if you want extra time with your kids? Summer means longer days and frequent outdoor activities like BBQs and sporting events. If you would like to possibly increase your time with your kids for these kinds of special occasions, here are some steps that can help you accomplish this. Read more

The Ex Files: How To Deal With a High-Conflict Co-Parent

Dealing with a high-conflict co-parent can be mentally, physically, emotionally, and sometimes financially draining. If you don’t find strategies to manage your relationship with your ex, you can descend into a vat of resentment. Don’t let that happen! Read on to learn five effective ways to deal with your co-parent so you can thrive after divorce. Read more

Co-Parenting With An Unreliable Ex: 5 Steps For Keeping Your Kids Secure

They’re a no-show or late at almost every custody swap. They promise to call or Skype the kids…and then don’t. They frequently “forget” to share important information like…your son was sick over the weekend, or that really big science project they were supposed to work on was left untouched.

Unreliable exes often don’t seem to realize that their behavior not only makes it difficult to co-parent, but also makes it hard for kids to feel safe and secure in their relationships with their parent. Stuck with an ex who can’t — or won’t — take parenting responsibilities seriously? Here are 5 tips to help you keep your kids feeling as secure as possible in the face of someone who does everything possible to make them feel insecure. Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder and Divorce: How To Create Stability For Kids

borderline personality disorderIf you need to co-parent with a former spouse who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), it can be challenging — and exhausting. If you know or strongly suspect your ex or STBX struggles with BPD, read on to learn how you can create post-divorce stability for you and your children. Read more

What To Do When Your Ex Has A Different Co-Parenting Style

co-parenting Wondering what to do when your ex’s co-parenting style clashes with yours? Worried that your kids will grow up dazed and confused because they have to navigate two sets of rules? Get your finger off the panic button! Even married couples disagree at times on the best way to manage children. Here are some things you can do to create a more positive co-parenting relationship with your ex – even if he or she is not cooperative. Read more

The 5 Best Things You Can Do For Your Kids During Divorce

kids and divorceYou can’t change the fact that you’re getting divorced, but you can do things to ease the transition for your children. Read on to learn how you can support your child during this difficult time. Read more

When Divorced Parents Disagree About Their Child’s Medical Care

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When divorced parents with joint legal custody disagree on decisions made in their child’s medical care, who gets the final say? A new case in Ocean County ended with a court order to exercise “parens patriae jurisdiction.” Find out what this means – and learn which parent was finally able to make a decision over whether their son should have surgery…

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The Gift Of Facetime: Virtual Parenting Time Over The Holidays

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Not scheduled to see your kids in person over Thanksgiving or the December holidays? Skype, Facetime, and other forms of internet “e-visitation” may give you a second chance to enjoy holiday parenting time together!  Read more