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… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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. … [Read More]
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.