Posts Tagged ‘divorce’

Tips for talking to kids about divorce

Whether it’s the first heartbreak, a scraped knee or losing a beloved pet watching your children hurt is undeniably harder than hard.  When life presents a potentially unpleasant or painful situation, our gut tells us to protect and shield our kids, even if it means being a little less than honest or presenting a watered…

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Going for the Gold – staying dedicated when things get tough

“Know that you will most likely never receive an award or recognition for the most important things you do in life. ” Christina McGhee June 25, 2011 marked the start of the World Summer Games for the Special Olympics. Close to 7,500 athletes from 180 countries gathered in Athens, Greece to not only display their talents…

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Helping children cope with addiction and divorce

Following an interview with The Co-parenting Matters Show, a parent contacted me with questions about resources for helping children of divorce cope with a parent’s alcohol addiction. Like many parents,this mom worries that her ex’s continual relapses are taking a toll on their kids. She shared that the most important things to her are protecting her…

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How divorced parents can help their children survive the holidays

I have yet to meet a parent who isn’t a little stressed when it comes to managing the demands of seasonal events and holiday schedules. Usually this time of year is filled with special school programs, holiday parties, gift exchanges, children’s plays or special celebrations such as Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas, New Years and Boxing Day.…

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