Divorce Trends: Children and Divorce

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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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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Guiding Your Children Safely Through Your Divorce, Part 3

Dec 14, 2016

How Can You Help Your Children Get Through Your Divorce? In Part 3 of our series, we offer practical suggestions you can can help your children survive your divorce. Check off the ones you have done and circle the ones … Read More

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Guiding Your Children Safely Through Your Divorce, Part 2

Dec 11, 2016

What Do Children Worry About? In the second installment of our series on guiding your children safely through your divorce, we focus on what your children worry about and how to reassure them. Recognize that even if you ask your … Read More

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Guiding Your Children Safely Through Your Divorce, Part 1

Dec 06, 2016

Divorce from a child’s perspective may seem like an overwhelming tidal wave of emotions — fear, bewilderment, anger, dread about the future. Parents who are sensitive to the stress the decision to divorce places on their vulnerable children often look … Read More

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STEP PARENTING 101

Jun 21, 2016

Step Parenting: Blending a New Marriage and a New Family Requires a Plan and Patience Remarriage involving children from previous relationships can make for a challenging situation. Two major life events are happening simultaneously; the new marriage is finding its … Read More

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The Parenting Agreement: a Blueprint for the Future

Apr 21, 2016

Your children have a lifetime of celebrations in their future. Don’t let divorce spoil them. Sometimes couples who would otherwise divorce stay together “for the children’s sake.” While that might be a noble decision made with the best of intentions, … Read More

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Creating a Future of Possibility: Divorce without Destruction

Apr 15, 2016

Sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development—all are designed to ensure the health and well-being of future generations. Just like a slash-and-burn mentality demolishes human and animal habitats and devastates economies, an adversarial divorce, with its “scorched Earth” attitude, can hold … Read More

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The New Face(book) Of Divorce: Divorce in the 21st Century – Part 1

Nov 09, 2015

Divorce in the 21st Century: a Four Part Series Twenty-first century institutions are in a time of transition. Workplaces can be anywhere there’s a computer and an internet connection; education can take place at home, online, or in buildings; families … Read More

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Are Your Children are Ready to Meet Your New Partner?

May 26, 2015

by Deirdre Hally Shaffer, MSW, LCSW Often, an area of heightened emotion between divorced or divorcing couples occurs when deciding when one parent should introduce their dating partner to the children. Although circumstances may differ and there are no set … Read More

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