How parents dealing with divorce or separation can stop being miserable during the holidays

“Pain in life is inevitable, suffering is optional… even during the holidays.” The holidays are here, and while I would love to tell you at the McGhee household we got it going on… the truth is the whole Christmas thing on this end is looking a little bleak. See I’ve got a little confession to…

Tips For Handling A Difficult CoParent Dedicated To Divorce Drama

IS YOUR EX NASTY ONE DAY AND NICE THE NEXT? Sara was hanging on by a thread.  Coparenting with her Ex, Anthony, was incredibly draining, unpredictable and filled with drama. One day he would be rude and standoffish in front of the boys. Then the very next day, he’d act like nothing ever happened and…

What every parent needs to know about helping kids cope with divorce

7 minute read When I coach parents about how to help their children cope with divorce, one of the first questions they often ask is “What do I say?” or “How can I talk about this?” And it’s not just that first big talk parents are losing sleep over.  There are an endless number of…

7 Ways You Might Be a KickAss CoParent and Not Even Know It.

Since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin put “conscious uncoupling” into the limelight a few years ago, the face of coparenting has started to shift.  As a society, we seem to be embracing a new way forward and lots of coparents (some famous, some not) are leading the charge.    While I am a huge fan…

Handling Holiday Hassles With An Ex Who Hates You

Heather felt that familiar sense of dread. December was always the worst. Although she and Brian had been divorced for over three years, the holidays continued to be complicated and miserable. Despite her best efforts to keep things friendly, there was zero flexibility. If Molly or Jack had holiday parties or special events, Brian would…