Courts are supporting shared parenting arrangements with both parents significantly involved more and more. As you can see from the article, “After divorce, shared parenting is best for children’s health and development,” the psychological research shows that significant time with both parents profoundly helps your children.
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You will always be the parents to your children. Forever. Please remember to keep the adult issues between the adults. Your children have enough to deal with adjusting to life’s changes, so please be careful. I recommend that mediation parents consult with a therapist to learn the best way to tell their children about their… [Read More]
Don’t speak ill of the other parent in front of your children! Your children are half of each of you and if you criticize the parent, you are criticizing, and hurting, your child. Your child will notice somewhere inside them and will be grateful that you didn’t disparage the other. Time will tell and they… [Read More]
Flexibility and generosity should always be your guiding mantra as you navigate through your shared parenting time arrangements. Human nature being what it is, your ex-spouse will be more willing to work with you instead of against you if you offer the same. For example, Spouse A has a family gathering on a Sunday a… [Read More]
When I sit across from a couple who is embarking on the divorce process I ask them about their greatest concerns. The vast majority of divorcing couples fortunately say, our children. Tamara D. Afifi, currently a professor at the University of Iowa, presented a TED talk on the impact of parental conflict on children. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKcNyfXbQzQ)… [Read More]