Posts Tagged ‘parenting after divorce’

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 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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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 comments…

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