Putting Children First

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…

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Keeping Kids Out of the Middle When Parents Divorce

Every day we tell our kids to stop.  Stop arguing, stop being loud, stop touching each other… you know the drill.  Just stop.  And we expect them to do it. When parent split up kids have their own list of “stops” for us too. Stop fighting, stop being angry, stop saying mean things about each…

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3 Tips for Parenting Separate Yet Successfully

During a live chat with Kim Iverson on her nationally syndicated radio show “Your Time With Kim,”  I offered some tips on what it takes to create the best living situation for children when parent’s split up. Figuring out how to take care of children after you separate is perhaps one of the most stressful…

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Tennessee proposing 50 /50 split in time between parents

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?   I consider myself a pretty laid back kind of gal. However, there are a few words that have a permanent place on my “words I wish never existed” list. Words like residential parent, non-custodial parent, visitation, contact, custody, contact arrangements, custodial parent and possession make me…

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