Disagreement regarding parenting time and pandemic guidelines is rising to the surface as a significant point of disagreement during this unprecedented time.  I think the primary focus as divorced parents seek common ground is RESPECT.  While it is important to respect each other through the co-parenting partnership, the COVID pandemic stresses these agreements because your…

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This article lays out some great tips for taking the reactive emotion out of co-parenting.  The tips, however, are universal and particularly helpful when transitioning into your independent life.  As a mediator, I see broken down and/or reactive communication daily.  As an example, this article addresses everyone wanting to be right.  My belief is that…

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This article provides wise guidance addressing how you interact with your children on the topic of your ex during and after your divorce.  The starting point is to never speak ill of the child’s other parent (your ex), but that’s just the starting point.  This article provides a great check on whether you are interacting…

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Remember that your children are 50% of each parent.  If you insult or criticize the other parent, you are hurting that part of your child.  Every child wants to love both parents.  And please don’t discuss your divorce or any other adult issues with your teenager.  They may seem grown up to you, but teenagers…

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As you can see from the article below, there is a name for it, ‘Parental Alienation Syndrome’.  You may no longer love or like (you may even hate) your prior spouse, but your children do.  Your children are 50% of each of you and if you insult the other parent, you are insulting/hurting your child. …

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