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Four Tips for Taking a Post-Divorce Summer Vacation

Don't Forget to Indulge in a Post-Divorce Summer Vacation Summer vacations are a time for families to reconnect and make memories. For a family emerging after a divorce, a post-divorce summer vacation can be a time of healing after a stressful period. Here are some thing to consider to set up your summer vacation for success.Make a Post-Divorce [...]

Why Not to Stress over Your Child’s Boredom This Summer

It’s easy to find websites devoted to expensive and elaborate ways to keep your children entertained over the summer. I want to encourage you to embrace the boredom because it’s actually good for your kids! A while ago, I blogged about a study that showed how many adults would prefer an electrical shock to being [...]

A Guide for Divorced Dads and Father’s Day

Tips for Divorced Dads and Father's Day Father’s Day celebrates the relationship between dads and their kids, and honors the things that fathers do for their families. While divorce doesn’t change why we celebrate Father’s Day, it may change how you celebrate it. Here are some tips for divorced dads and father's day that can help [...]

Putting Your Kid’s Needs First During a Divorce

Place the Focus on the Kids When It Comes to Children and Divorce When I talk with parents about children and divorce, the first thing they usually want to discuss is how they can protect their children during the process. The most valuable advice I can give is to minimize conflict and to ensure that [...]

Talking Openly about Mental Illness

It has been very encouraging to see the recent conversations where celebrities have talked openly about personal struggles and mental illness in hopes of decreasing the stigma. Currently making headlines are Lady Gaga’s open letter about suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder as well as the Princes Harry and William talking about their struggles after losing [...]

Three Perspectives On Keeping the House, Or Not

Post co-authored by:Rachel Moore, Esq. - Attorney and mediatorAlona Anspach, CFP, CDFA - Financial plannerFor many people their house is both a serious financial asset and an ongoing expense. And since the house is your home, it’s an asset that comes with a lot of emotional attachment. For these reasons, deciding what to do with [...]

5 Tips for Using Your Divorce Coach More Effectively

Divorcing couples are increasingly using financial and mental health support services to navigate what can be a very difficult and draining process. Divorce coaches are mental-health professionals that have received specialized training to help couples manage emotions, strengthen communication, facilitate conflict, and create plans to meet unique family needs. Usually, divorce coaches are part of [...]

Co-Parenting After Divorce: Learn to Let Go of Things

Co-parenting after a divorce is like learning a new dance. You’ve been parenting with your spouse for your child’s entire life and now it’s completely different. One home becomes two. There are new routines and new relationships to manage. You and your co-parent make take very different approaches on how to handle these changes, and [...]

4 Tips to Help You Let Your Children Make Decisions

It’s easy to say, “I want my kids to know how to make decisions for themselves”, but it is often much harder to give up that control in the moment. When we focus on the long-term goals of raising kids to be healthy, happy and productive adults, it’s obvious that learning to make decisions is [...]


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