Parenting Dilemmas

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…

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My Ex is a slob and it's driving me crazy

If you search the web looking for information on post-divorce parenting, chances are you’ll find quite a bit of chatter about how to manage big-ticket items. How do you break the news to your kids? What’s the best approach to co-parenting? When do you introduce your kids to someone new? You get the idea. But…

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How do you handle an Ex that isn’t consistently involved?

Q –  My Ex was never really involved with the kids when we were married. Now that we’re divorced he’s even less involved.  Usually he shows up for “fun” events but doesn’t make an effort to exercise his “visitation” with the children consistently.  I’m worried about how this is affecting them.  Is it my responsibility…

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My child is acting like my Ex, what do I do?

Q – I see some qualities in my son that remind me of my ex-husband. Even though I don’t mean to, when he starts acting like my Ex,  I over-react.  I’m so worried that my son is going to turn out just like him. I know it is not fair and I should stop comparing…

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