Co-Parenting

Seven Worst Things To Say During A Divorce

Seven Worst Things To Say During A Divorce

Divorce does not have to be a devastating end to your family. It marks the beginning of a new family for you and your children. Focus on creating a new life together. Show your children how to divorce gracefully by eliminating the seven worst things you can say to them during a divorce. Continue reading

The Challenges and Rewards of Co-Parenting

The Challenges and Rewards of Co-Parenting

Children benefit from their parents’ solidarity. Conflicts, disagreements, and inconsistent behavior amongst the adults can contribute to their insecurities and anxieties. But if two parents are committed to making important decisions together regarding their children, and if they uphold each other in that area, then this kind of stability and reliability will be communicated to the young ones and contribute to their overall emotional health and happiness. Continue reading

Important Advice for Step-Dads

Important Advice for Step-Dads

The hidden agenda is one of the first difficulties a stepfather runs into. The mother, her children, or both, may have expectations about what you will do, but may not give you a clear picture of what those expectations are. You may have a hidden agenda of your own. You may see your new stepchildren as spoiled and unruly and decide they need discipline. Or, you may find that after years of privacy, a bustling house full of children disrupts your routine. Continue reading

The Stepfamily Challenge

The Stepfamily Challenge

All too often there is a high rate of divorce among the partners in stepfamilies. Take comfort in the fact that confidant stepfamily adult teams can provide the warmth, comfort, inspiration, support, security—and often the love—that adults and kids long for in a stepfamily situation.
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