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Co-Parenting: Follow Through with Consequences

In my last post, I discussed the advice from the parenting coach regarding implementing five family rules.  In addition to this, she gave my boyfriend and I some helpful advice for controlling negative behaviors.  Here are some tips. Refuse to engage in negotiations!  You also must follow through with given consequences.  Otherwise, there will be […]

Attorney’s Corner: Can My Spouse Lock Me Out or Drain Our Accounts?

Interviewer: I’m getting a divorce.  My soon to be ex-spouse has taken out all our money and closed our bank and credit card accounts.  What do I do? Attorney Soltys: If the case was already pending when these changes were made, then your spouse might be in contempt of the Standing Order that is issued […]

Dating With Children: The Power of Rules

When dating with children, one thing that becomes apparent after spending significant time together is that each family has their own rules and ways of addressing behavior issues.  When entering into a serious relationship, it is important to start talking about how to combine parenting styles.  Kids will pick up very quickly if one child […]

Don’t Underestimate How Much Change You and your Children can Handle

This continues with part three of my series regarding working together with my boyfriend with a parenting coach.  In our second session with the counselor, I brought up an issue that may seem insignificant but is very common when dating with children.  To give a bit of background, my boyfriend has two young girls ages […]

Routine Charts to Keep Children on Schedule

This continues my series regarding my experience working with a parenting coach together with my boyfriend.  My first post was about keeping structure and a routine in place for your children and can be found here. Routines are a necessity for all children as it helps teach them discipline, but they are especially important for […]