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Family Vacation after Divorce

Family Vacation after Divorce

From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty Happy families are not all alike. Picture this one. A mother and father sit on a beach on the Fourth of July with their two children, a boy, 6, and a girl, 4. The parents are just on the other side of 40, still relatively young, still relatively attractive. Their […]

8th October 2015 | By More
Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

In a magnanimous gesture last week, Todd Bachman, ran to the front row to fetch his daughter’s stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, so that they could both walk her down the aisle. “He came and grabbed my hand and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,’” Cendrosky […]

30th September 2015 | By More
How to tell your kids you’re getting divorced

How to tell your kids you’re getting divorced

Breaking up is hard to do. But talking about it might even be harder. There’s a right way and a wrong way for divorcing parents to spill the beans to their kids. This is the conversation no parent wants to have. But if you find yourself in that boat, experts have some advice that might minimize […]

4th August 2015 | By More
Best Practice: Regular Overnight Care From Both Parents

Best Practice: Regular Overnight Care From Both Parents

110 Mental health experts from 15 countries, endorse a report that recommends overnight care of children from both parents, after separation. The days are past when experts advised divorced dads to make a clean break from the family and remain, at best, visitors in their children’s lives. Growing awareness that children do best with two […]

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Post-Divorce Parenting Mistakes & Strategies

Post-Divorce Parenting Mistakes & Strategies

Post-divorce parenting is fraught with danger — danger that you will inadvertently do damage on top of what the divorce has already done. To help you recognize mistakes you may be making and to avoid mistakes you’re prone to make, Dr. Phil lists some of the biggest and most frequent mistakes those in your situation […]

29th July 2015 | By More
Back to Normal after the Holidays

Back to Normal after the Holidays

Holidays for divorced families are often a stressful time as routines and rules are different from one household to another and as a result, children tend to be over-stimulated and sleep-deprived. Symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbances, separation anxiety, withdrawal, rebellion, aggression, tantrums, regression, eating disorders, nervous habits etc. Ideally, separated parents ought to maintain similar […]

14th July 2015 | By More
Worried About What’s Going On At The Other House?

Worried About What’s Going On At The Other House?

When I mediated in Superior Court, working with about 3000 moms and dads battling over custody arrangements, the one puzzling issue I came across consistently was parents’ fears. They were afraid to give their child over to the other parent because they worried about what was going to happen behind closed doors at that other […]

8th July 2015 | By More
Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a written agreement between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, outlining in detail their respective responsibilities and rights of care, contact, guardianship and maintenance with regard to a child. What must a Parenting Plan deal with? A parenting plan may determine any matter in connection with […]

22nd June 2015 | By More
How to Handle Holidays

How to Handle Holidays

While holidays offer parents an opportunity for loads of quality time with their children, it also often involves issues such as fitting a vacation around the other parent’s schedule, giving up some time for the other’s sake, switching parenting roles while still having the usual responsibilities and not seeing your kids for a prolonged period […]

20th June 2015 | By More
Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

. If you or your ex-spouse are one of those skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not […]

8th June 2015 | By More