Summertime brings about new challenges for divorced parents. When school is no longer in session, the needs of children change. Considerate parents who are flexible and accommodate each other’s needs, can have a better fun filled summer with their children. Allowing one parent an extra week to plan a vacation with their kids is beneficial to all. By putting their interest first, the younger … [Read more...] about Summer Plans and Co-Parenting
No matter how polite and civil a couple is to each other during a separation, the divorce proceedings can still have a negative impact on the children. If there is domestic violence involved, and the children have witnessed it, or even witnessed their parents arguing with each other, children naturally become anxious and are concerned about their own welfare. Questions Children Have … [Read more...] about How Does Divorce Conflict Impact Children?
Spouses who are in the process of divorce often get so caught up in their own needs that they fail to focus on their children. Bringing a child therapist or specialist can do a world of good for the entire family as they adjust to the new family dynamics of two new households. How a Child Specialist Helps During Mediation or the Collaborative Process Children have a lot of questions about … [Read more...] about The Importance of a Child Specialist During a Divorce
It is common knowledge that children have a difficult time emotionally when their parents get a divorce. If parents put the interests of their children first and make decisions that are in the best interest of the children, the children can weather the storm and will adjust favorably to the change in the family dynamics and living situation. Talk to and Listen to Your Children You need to be … [Read more...] about How to Talk to The Kids About Divorce
The mere mention of the word ‘divorce’ likely triggers an emotional response for many people, although the depth of the reaction depends on who you ask and how personally the divorce has impacted their lives. Typically, when we think of a divorcing couple there are young children that are impacted by the separation of their parents. Over the last twenty years the number of ‘gray divorces’ has … [Read more...] about Adult Children in Divorce
The news that their parents are getting a divorce can be extremely difficult for children. Big life changes are always stressful, no matter the age, but when the two largest influences in a child’s life are separating, it can be downright devastating. However, there is hope in healing from this event, and taking these steps can lead to a more peaceful and pleasant life for your child. Here are … [Read more...] about 3 Things Kids Want from Their Parents in a Divorce
A parenting plan is a plan for how the parents will share the responsibility of raising their children after their divorce is over. It is a timeshare schedule that would work for both parents and the needs of the children, depending on their age. It can become complicated, especially with tight schedules and high tensions. Here is how to put together a parenting plan. Creating Your … [Read more...] about What is a Parenting Plan?
When parents with children are going through a divorce, things may become difficult when considering how they will both remain a vital part of the child’s life. This is where co-parenting comes in. The ultimate goal of co-parenting is to make sure that the child always feels loved by both parents and this can be accomplished by the parents working together. What is … [Read more...] about What is Co-Parenting?
You may be considering a divorce or have just filed against your spouse to begin the divorce process. The next steps can be complicated and grueling, but sometimes the most emotional step you take is telling your children that their parents are getting a divorce. Here are 3 tips for how to have this conversation with your children. Be Honest Make no mistake, your children are very … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Children about Divorce
Deciding to divorce is never an easy decision. There are many things to consider. What will we do with the house? What about the children? How will we handle the holidays? Will there be enough money to take care of everyone? When deciding to divorce, it is important to give careful consideration to the following topics. #1 Children It is safe to say that if you have … [Read more...] about Deciding to Divorce: Two Big Items to Consider