8 Steps For Determining Your Parenting Schedule

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Guest post by Jennifer Caughey Being confronted with a parenting plan for the first time comes as a shock to many divorcing parents. When you sit down to start capturing the logistics of your child’s life you start to realize the complexities, the nuances and the needs that make your child uniquely yours. Then to […]

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How Do Children React To Divorce?

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Telling your children about your divorce is one of those conversations you dread having and you’ll never forget it. How children react to divorce starts with that conversation. Antonio Borello’s two children were both under aged six when Antonio and his wife were separating. Their reactions were quite different. Here’s Antonio: My son was probably […]

Adapting To Shared Parenting Time After Divorce

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A common reason parents give for putting off divorce is not wanting to be separated from their children. That’s understandable. Adapting to shared parenting after divorce takes time, energy and commitment. Antonio Borello has been divorced now for about three years and his two children are now aged ten and eight. He admits that being […]

Going To Your Children’s Events With Your Ex

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There are so many challenges with parenting after divorce. One of the most immediate ones is going to your children’s events with your ex. Are you civil enough to be able to be in each other’s company? Can you sit together? How will other people react? How will your children react? Antonio Borello is a […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Your Kids

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Valentine’s Day used to be a day for lovers but these days V-Day celebrations with your children are the norm with classroom parties and art projects to make Valentine Day cards. Being a family with two homes and especially, if you’re in transition, can make this occasion particularly hard but celebrating Valentine’s Day with your […]

Shared Parenting And Helping Your Child With Their Homework

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When it comes to homework, most children do better with at least some assistance from their parents. However, shared parenting time adds another dimension to helping your child with their homework. My current guest, Liv ended her marriage seven years ago and her children are now aged nine and six. While her youngest is only […]

Handling Communications With Your Child’s School

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Once you and your STBX have separated and you’re going public with your divorce, your child’s school needs to know. You’ll need to consider how best to handle communications with your child’s school. Liv has two children with her former husband. Her children are now aged nine and six and it’s seven years since Liv […]

How To Reduce The Conflict In Parenting Exchanges

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A reality of parenting after divorce is your child moving between your home and your ex’s home. Like all transitions those exchanges can be awkward at first but do become routine as everyone adjusts to the new situation. However, if you and your ex are locked in post-divorce conflict then parenting exchanges are more opportunities […]

Will Working With A Parenting Coordinator Help?

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If you’re getting divorced and have children you will have to figure out how to share parenting time with your ex and that likely means creating a parenting plan. Parenting plans often say what needs to happen but not how it needs to happen and if you and your ex are struggling to communicate then […]

Your Ex: Not The Parent You Want Them To Be

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Shared parenting is pretty much the expectation for divorcing parents in the U.S. and for most parents that inevitably means a degree of disagreement. It’s especially hard when your ex is not the parent you want them to be. My current guest, Liv left her marriage while she was pregnant with her second child. Shared […]