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Children

The Things Children Say

My topic this week is prompted by an issue that has come up in my own life, and I see come up over and over with clients – what to do with negative or concerning information said by the children regarding their other parent or other parent’s home. All of us want nothing more than […]

Back to School

Back to School Advice for Divorced Families

School is now back in full swing, and many newly divorced parents are having to adjust to parenting during the school year from separate households.  The following tips can help ensure your children’s success. If your children spend some weeknights at both homes, get on the same page with your ex regarding bedtime during the […]

Therapy

The Importance of Therapy During Divorce or Custody Cases

Many of us bristle at the idea of going to therapy.  Paying someone to listen to us talk about our problems may seem self-indulgent and unlikely to have value.  My first time in regular individual therapy was when I began to contemplate divorce, and I continued with my therapist for about a year after my […]

Children

Children Adjusting to a Parent’s New Relationship and Remarriage

No matter how amicable your divorce, it is hard for children to adjust to their parent being in a new relationship. If your divorce was contentious and/or you and your ex have conflicts about co-parenting, then it is typically even more difficult for children to adjust to a parent in a new relationship. Here is some information […]

How to Handle Children’s Transitions Between Homes

There are a number of adjustments children and parents must make after divorce, and one is the children going back and forth between two homes.  While it used to be somewhat standard for children to live primarily with one parent and spend every other weekend with the other parent, the recent trend is toward liberal […]