Counterbalancing the Negative Impact of Divorce for Your Children

HOW TO OFFSET THE IMPACT OF DIVORCE ON YOUR CHILDREN. Recently while thumbing through some old posts, I stumbled on this little gem about a powerful, yet simple way parents can counterbalance the negative impact of divorce for kids. Several years ago while co-presenting a class for separated and divorced parents my good friend and…

10 Tips for Handling the Holidays When You Are Divorced

Traditionally holidays are depicted as a special time of the year for families to be together. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, many parents and children find themselves feeling confused, disappointed, conflicted and frustrated. During this time of the year it is important to remember special occasions do not have to be emotionally stressful…

Helping Kids Handle Holiday Events

When family events come up, especially during the holiday season, most of us spend our energy focusing on things like: • Taking care of last minute details • Buying gifts • Planning menus or preparing for guests And how to squeeze in all the programs, dinners, seasonal activities and parties into our already full schedules.…

Divorce Distress- How to manage life when things feel crazy

I am not a big fan of television. On an average normal day I give very little, if any, attention to celebrity news. For the most part I am considered by most to be totally clueless about who’s who’s in Hollywood. Amazingly, my life seems to function just fine. However, unless you live under a…

Dealing with the stress of divorce by taking action

In three words, I can sum up everything I learned about life…It goes on. Robert Frost Recently while working with a client, I was once again reminded of the powerful connection that exists between action/inaction and our emotional health. Sally had been dealing with a number of significant changes in her life including a recent…