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…

Easing Back and Forth Stress for Kids After Divorce

All the things your kids needed before the divorce, they will continue to need after you split up. How those needs get met, however, can be a real challenge when parents have different parenting styles, household structure, and rules.    While it helps when parents can be on the same page about everyday routines, discipline, and…