Divorce and Children

A Daughter’s Perspective on Divorce Mediation

Nov 30, 2018

Children Know the Unspoken Memories of the time leading up to my parents’ divorce that are most vivid to me are the ones containing nothing – no fights, no yelling, no manipulation to favor one parent or another. So I … Read More

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How does Parent Alienation Damage Children of Divorce?

Sep 27, 2018

“You are a bad parent and I don’t want you in my life any more.” Most parents have heard this from their children and felt free to ignore it. Unfortunately for some divorced parents, this threat becomes reality. Read More

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A Child’s View of Infidelity

Jan 25, 2018

In 2012, one quarter of adults under the age of forty-five in the U.S. were children of divorce. In many cases, infidelity was a primary factor in the divorce. That betrayal has wide-ranging consequences for their children. How do Children … Read More

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You’re Still Mom & Dad. Your Kids Count on that Even after Divorce

Jan 23, 2018

Show Your Child How to Cope Can you still maintain the Mom & Dad roles during your divorce? Divorce is difficult for everyone, adults and children alike. As parents we want to hide the difficult stuff from our children. We … Read More

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Is it Time to Call in the Pros?

Jan 11, 2018

Signs Your Child is Struggling to Cope During Divorce During a divorce, it’s normal for your kids to feel a range of difficult emotions. But time, love, and reassurance should help them to heal. If your kids don’t bounce back, … Read More

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Why It’s Important for Your Child’s Teachers to Know about Your Divorce

Aug 18, 2017

A common mistake is this: the teacher and school staff are assuming this child lives in a two parent home. The beginning of school, school events, and issues that come up while a child is in school, like the above example, can highlight change in the home for both the child and parents. Read More

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A Solo Parent’s First Vacation with Just the Kids

May 30, 2017

The two of you always planned and handled the family vacation together. In fact, it took both of you to manage the chaos and mayhem unleashed by those ‘just out-of-school’ creatures. Now you are staring into the abyss of ‘summer … Read More

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Summertime Stress? Getting The Kids through Summer Vacation during a Break-up

May 22, 2017

Whether you are divorcing or separating, it’s not easy to break up. It’s hard to focus on anything but the decisions required to separate from your partner. You are overloaded with decisions about splitting up the assets and debts, custody, … Read More

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Platonic Parenting Partnerships: Divorce in the 21st Century – Part 4

May 16, 2017

Platonic Parenting Partnership: A Shared Commitment to the Child, Not to a Romantic Relationship For singles who want children and for divorced couples who don’t want to upend their children’s live, a new trend offers an alternative: a platonic, parenting … Read More

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Double Trouble: Tips for Handling Divorce and College Expenses

May 10, 2017

The familiar saying, “When it rains, it pours” applies to many of the clients in our Alpha Divorce Divorce Mediation Program. Just as they are stretching their dollars to operate two individual households, the first college tuition bill arrives. We … Read More

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