Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be a challenge. Learn how the proper tools can empower you and improve your relationship with your little one.
No one wins in a custody case, especially not the child. The best custody arrangement is one that takes the child's needs into consideration and creates a plan that allows the child to have a lot of time with both parents through a non-hectic, reasonable schedule.
When you're sharing parenting time with your ex, childhood illnesses can play havoc with your schedules. Follow these tips for preserving your mental health when your child's physical health is on the wane.
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:
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.
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.
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:
"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.
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.
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.