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10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

Even the experts have trouble agreeing, but the divorce rate for first marriages is believed to be about 45%. As a Family Law Attorney, I see families at all of the different stages of the divorce process. Ending an unsatisfactory relationship isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there is no denying that it has an […]

21st February 2016 | By More
Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

It was all a lie. Didn’t those vows mean anything? You never want to see your spouse’s face again, or be reminded of the worst mistake of your life! You just want to forget it ever happened, right?     If you are angry about what happened, overwhelmed by emotions and devastated because you are […]

4th February 2016 | By More
How badly will Divorce hurt your Kids?

How badly will Divorce hurt your Kids?

If you believe your children will be unaffected by your divorce, you’ll be surprised to learn that all children of divorce suffer emotional injuries. So the question is not whether they’ll be hurt, but how badly they’ll be hurt. Here’s how to minimise the damage:   When Linda and Steve (names have been changed to […]

24th November 2015 | By More
The 7 Irreducible Needs of Childhood

The 7 Irreducible Needs of Childhood

The 7 Irreducible Needs of Childhood (Greenspan, 264)         1 “Every child needs a safe, secure environment that includes at least one stable, predictable, comforting and protective relationship with an adult, not necessarily a biological parent, who has made a long-term, personal commitment to the child’s daily welfare and who has the […]

28th July 2015 | By More
Divorce is the Worst

Divorce is the Worst

Allow your kids to go through the divorce, to get over it. I’ve made a children’s picture book about what it can feel like to go through a divorce or separation. Mine doesn’t try to convince kids that the divorce is for the best. Instead, it cuts to the chase about how empty and unhelpful […]

30th June 2015 | By More
Love Languages to help your child through divorce

Love Languages to help your child through divorce

We all “speak” different love languages and being aware of what they are, makes it so much easier to communicate with others and show how much we care about them. Talking to your child in his/her particular love language, can help you to connect and make them feel safe and secure in the knowledge that […]

25th June 2015 | By More
Children’s Books on Divorce

Children’s Books on Divorce

  Check out these wonderful children’s books about divorce and blending families, to read with your child:     Reading together is a special time for any child and therefore a perfect opportunity to address issues around your divorce in a relaxed atmosphere. Encourage your child to voice opinions and ask questions as you progress […]

5th June 2015 | By More
Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week

This week is Child Protection Week (1-7 June 2015) Is your child protected from the horrors of your divorce?                               C: Consider and respect everyone’s feelings of anxiety, disappointment, fear, uncertainty, anger, resentment etc., during the divorce process, not only your […]

1st June 2015 | By More
Divorce & Celebs: How their parents’ divorce affected them

Divorce & Celebs: How their parents’ divorce affected them

Nicole Richie: “When my dad divorced my mom, it was kind of like him leaving me also.”       Isla Fisher: “You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children. When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast. I’d urge parents to strongly consider working things out. I’d work things out […]

25th May 2015 | By More
Divorce can be toxic to childhood

Divorce can be toxic to childhood

British writer and education consultant, Sue Palmer, writes in her book Toxic Childhood, that children with divorced parents perform significantly worse than others, on academic tests. They display more conduct problems, poorer psychological adjustment, lower self-esteem and weaker social relationships. This is reflected in tears and tantrums, regression to immature behaviour and “the all-too familiar […]

20th March 2015 | By More