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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to make the holidays less stressful: advice about Christmas and divorce for Moms, Dads, Grandmas, and Grandpas during the Holidays.
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You can ease the challenge of co-parenting with an ex-spouse by planning ahead and seeking professional help if necessary. Here are five tips to help make co-parenting easier post-divorce.
Most divorced people eventually miss the positive aspects of a committed relationship and want to find a new partner. Before considering remarriage, however, make sure that this is really what you want. Here's how to increase the odds of having a successful second marriage.
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