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Children and Divorce

  • Top 10 Tips for Divorcing Parents

    Divorce can be an emotionally complicated and trying time, especially when there are children involved. Here’s a list of helpful tips from a family lawyer to help you be the best parent possible during this difficult time.

    M. Marcy Jones
    Posted: February 24, 2015
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  • New Partners, Stepparents, and Remarriage

    When families separate, many parents quickly start dating again; in most cases, one or both parents will marry or cohabitate with a romantic partner at some point post-divorce. Here’s how to help children of divorce adjust to becoming part of a stepfamily.

    Dr. Donald A. Gordon and Dr. Jack Arbuthnot
    Posted: February 21, 2015
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  • Parenting Responsibly on Your Own

    If you have fought in front of your children, or have said negative things to them about your ex, it's not too late to do the right thing.

    Philip M. Stahl
    Posted: January 19, 2015
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  • 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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  • 9 Tips for 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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  • 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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  • Warning Signs: Are Your Kids at Risk for Suffering the Emotional Effects of Divorce?

    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 after divorce.

    Donald A. Gordon (Ph.D.) and Jack Arbuthnot (Ph.D.)
    Posted: July 20, 2014
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