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Children and Divorce

  • Holiday Tips for Separated and Divorced Parents

    The holidays will be different than they were when you were all still living together in the same home – not better or worse, just different. Here are a few tips to make the best of your new situation.

    Dan Couvrette
    Posted: December 18, 2014
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  • Advice from Stepkids

    Stepparents play a significant role in cultivating a well-adjusted stepfamily. Fifty stepchildren of different ages were asked to give advice to stepparents; here’s a summary of what they said.

    Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom
    Posted: November 13, 2014
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  • The Effects of Divorce on Children

    When parents split up, the family changes – and these changes can be very painful for the children. Here’s an explanation of the most common effects of divorce on young children, as well as some proactive steps you can take to ensure that your kids grow up to be happy, healthy adults.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: October 30, 2014
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  • Protecting Children from Conflict during Divorce

    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 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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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
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Basic Incompatibility


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