Posts Tagged ‘parenting after divorce’

Radical Acceptance: How parents dealing with divorce or separation can stop being miserable during the holidays

“Pain in life is inevitable, suffering is optional… even during the holidays.” Just last year, here at the McGhee household, we were having a pretty dismal December… TBH, the whole Christmas thing, was looking awfully darn bleak. See… around that time, I was working away on developing a BRAND NEW online course for separated, divorced, and never-married…

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Gift Giving Tips for Divorced Parents

Molly used to love Christmas but now she can’t wait for it to be over.  Ever since her parents split, the holidays have turned into a gift-giving battleground.  Now during the holidays all her parents seem to care about is how they can outdo each other.  While getting nice gifts initially was pretty cool, it…

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Truthbombs about coparenting 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…

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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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Parenting With Your Ex

  One of the most damaging aspects of divorce consistently emphasized by researchers, mental health professionals and family courts conflict between parents. When children are exposed to heated debates, badmouthing, insults and high conflict situations, they suffer tremendously. Kids literally view themselves as half mom and half dad. When they hear jabs, insults or negative…

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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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