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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I love this article because it encapsulates my pet peeves.  Remember that if you “bash your ex” or soon to be ex, then you are criticizing 50% of your child.  The parent who does not speak ill of the other parent will ‘win’ in the end as your child will ‘get it’ when they get…

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There are three important points I want to point out from the topics addressed in this article.   1.  I agree that counseling for your child can be very helpful while you are going through the transition of divorce.  Many children are afraid, or concerned about, hurting their parent’s feelings so they can’t share the…

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