Posts Tagged ‘separation’

When children get angry about divorce

Anger and sadness are usually the two most significant feelings children struggle with when parents choose to go their separate ways. While neither falls into the easy to deal with category, usually finding healthy ways to help children manage anger is a real challenge for parents. To offer some insight into what happens for children,…

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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 cringe.…

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Tips for protecting your children from divorce drama

Several years ago,  Tiger Woods’ shining public image as the World’s Number One Gentleman Golfer took some serious hits. While he may no longer has a reputation as the ideal family man, when new broke, he and Elin definitely did few things right. From the night he crashed his SUV, and throughout the resulting media…

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10 Tips for Handling the Holidays When You Are Divorced

Traditionally holidays are depicted as a special time of the year for families to be together. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, many parents and children find themselves feeling confused, disappointed, conflicted and frustrated. During this time of the year it is important to remember special occasions do not have to be emotionally stressful…

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Helping Kids Handle Holiday Events

When family events come up, especially during the holiday season, most of us spend our energy focusing on things like: • Taking care of last minute details • Buying gifts • Planning menus or preparing for guests And how to squeeze in all the programs, dinners, seasonal activities and parties into our already full schedules.…

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