Children and Divorce

  • Protecting Children from Conflict

    It’s impossible to avoid conflict completely, but you can learn to control it. Here are nine useful tips for reducing the harmful effects of conflict during and after divorce.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: October 30, 2014
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  • Warning Signs: Are Your Kids at Risk?

    If you believe your children will be unaffected by your divorce, you'll be surprised to learn that all children of divorce suffer emotional injuries. So the question is not whether they'll be hurt, but how badly they'll be hurt. Here's how to minimize the damage.

    Teri Morrison
    Posted: October 03, 2014
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  • How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?

    Using a storybook format to break the news to your children in a loving way.

    Rosalind Sedacca
    Posted: August 06, 2014
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  • Shared Parenting Pros and Cons

    Is shared parenting better for children than sole custody? Successful shared parenting benefits both children and parents, but it is not appropriate for all families. Here are the pros and cons of shared parenting.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: July 20, 2014
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  • 25 Tips for Divorced Parents

    While going through my divorce and traveling for work, I created the following tips from firsthand experience to help divorced parents stay connected with their kids – and to forge a positive bond in each other’s lives.

    Tommy Maloney
    Posted: June 23, 2014
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  • Handling Father's Day Post-Divorce

    If this is your first Father's Day post-separation or divorce, you can expect a ride on the emotional roller-coaster. For divorced dads, family-centered holidays - like Thanksgiving or Father's Day - can intensify feelings of anger, sadness, or loss.

    Diana ShepherdDiana Shepherd
    Posted: June 11, 2014
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  • How often do Non-Custodial Parents See their Children?

    The impact of infrequent or no contact with a non-custodial parent (usually the father) after a divorce can be devastating for a child. Here are the most common reasons why non-custodial parents have little or no contact with their children, and the problems absent fathers and absent mothers cause for their children.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: May 20, 2014
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  • Fostering Contact with the Absent Parent

    A child of a split family will survive best when parents can do two things: deal with their anger and resentment (or at least hide it), and encourage the children's bond with the other parent. Here are some tips about fostering contact with the absent parent.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: May 20, 2014
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  • Protect Children from Conflict during Divorce

    Here are some tips on how to protect children from conflict, and to reduce the harmful effects of long-term conflict during and after divorce.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: May 19, 2014
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  • Tips for Beating the Single-Mom/Stepmother Mother's Day Blues

    If your family had Mother's Day traditions - breakfast in bed, brunch at your favorite restaurant, flowers, cleaning the house, detailing your car, etc. - both you and your kids may be feeling blue. For a stepmother, Mother's Day can bring up feelings of unhappiness combined with hurt when the children they're helping to raise head off to their "real" mother's house without a backward glance.

    Diana Shepherd
    Posted: May 12, 2014
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Reason for your Divorce

Why did your relationship end? If there's more than one reason, choose the strongest factor.

Money Problems/Arguments
Physical/Emotional Infidelity
Physical/Mental Illness
Physical/Emotional Abuse
Alcoholism/Addiction Issues
Basic Incompatibility

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