Posts Tagged ‘joint custody’

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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Truthbombs about parenting and divorce

As a divorce coach, I’ve never been thrilled about the negative images that tend to be associated with divorce. Instead of laboring over kids having a broken family, I encourage parents to frame divorce as a change in the family, not the end of it.  That doesn’t mean however, that I want my clients to see…

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How to Avoid a Custody Battle After Divorce

Special thanks to Canterbury Law Group Scottsdale for this sponsored post. Divorce is a messy affair. It’s even messier when you have children. One of the reasons that this occurs is because it’s difficult to think about how to share time with your children. While it seems reasonable to one parent to share care 50/50,…

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Tips for Parenting Out of Two Homes

Encourage a two home concept. Children should feel they have a home with both Mom and Dad regardless of how much time is spent with either parent. Be supportive of both homes. Avoid judging or criticizing your child’s home with the other parent. Comparing the two homes or trying to find fault with one home…

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Bypassing Battles with Your Ex Over Parenting Styles

  If your repeated requests to “nix the junk” are falling on deaf ears, it’s time to consider a new coparenting approach. From what time Jacob should go to bed to whether or not Haley should be allowed to go to a concert with her friends.  What one parent sees as a perfectly acceptable parenting…

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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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