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  • Live and Let Live

    It's not uncommon to start a new job, move, make new friends, discover new interests, develop a new life philosophy, and, really, in many ways, be reborn after a divorce. If you feel uncomfortable with changes in the other parent's life, ask yourself these questions:

  • Friends and Parenting Time

    Friendships are an important part of life for kids, but making time for friends can become complicated when your child has divorced parents. Striking a balance between family and friends is difficult but possible.

  • Daddy Doesn't Make Me Clean My Room

    Your child is living in two separate homes now. Should he have household responsibilities at both homes? Setting similar requirements at both homes sends the message to a child that although you are parenting in separate homes, you still have the same standards and do still parent together.

  • Green Parenting After Divorce

    More and more parents are thinking about ways they can be green. The way you parent after divorce has an impact on the environment. Try these things you can do to be a greener divorced parent:

  • How Should I Punish My Kid?

    "Am I being too harsh?" "What consequences should I use?" I'm here to tell you that it doesn't matter what you do; there is no right consequence for every action. What matters is that you do what you say you're going to do.

  • The Importance of Genetic Testing

    Understanding your genetic inheritance is one of the most important things you can do to take charge of your health and that of your loved ones. If you're thinking of having children or have a family history of disease, genetic testing can provide valuable information.

  • Divorce and the Media

    If you have children ages eight and up, they probably see a lot about divorce on TV. And frankly most of it is not good. TV shows, movies, and news reports frequently focus on the dark side of divorce.

  • Divorce and Your In-Laws

    Grandparents are an important part of your child's life. You may not like or respect your in-laws, but their bond with your child is real and does deserve to be supported. Unless your in-laws place your child in danger, it is usually a good idea for your child to have contact with them.

  • Dealing with Dollars After Divorce

    An important part of most parenting arrangements has to do with money. Money is a pretty dicey area for a divorced couple to begin with, but when you mix money with parenting, you often end up with a powder keg. Use these tips to make things more manageable.

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