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 […]

Not Wanting Your Husband In The Delivery Room

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Most dads here in the U.S. now expect to be present at the birth of their child but what if you and your husband are splitting up? You could be giving birth and not wanting your husband in the delivery room. My present guest Liv, left her marriage of ten years while she was pregnant […]

Helping Your Child Accept Their Other Parent

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The process of getting divorced often puts parents in opposing corners and that can bring out the worst behavior in any of us. What may have been hidden during the marriage is now exposed. However, you and your ex are both still parents and it’s your responsibility to help your child accept their other parent. […]

Changing Your Child’s Last Name

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The question of your last name is a common one for many women and even some men these days. But it doesn’t stop there. You may also have to consider changing your child’s last name. Wendi had been married for about 22 years when she and her husband divorced. During the divorce her children started […]

Sometimes Parenting Time Has To Be Restricted

Your child may feel many of the same emotions about divorce as you.

In the majority of situations, children of divorced parents do best when both parents remain actively involved but there are times when that isn’t advisable. Sometimes parenting time has to be restricted. When Wendi and her husband divorced their two sons were aged about 13 and 16. For her, 50/50 parenting was never an option […]

Are You Prepared To Be A Single Parent?

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Few of us are prepared for parenthood and we’re even less prepared to be a single parent. David has three children who are now aged 17, 14 and 10. For the past seven years he’s been a single parent and he’s the first to admit that he wasn’t prepared. Here’s David: I think the most […]