Surviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for Managing Family at the Holidays

Flip on the TV at time this year and you’re likely to find some program or movie showing the ideal family Thanksgiving-- loving family, perfectly set table, and laughter and good cheer all around. You can also find holiday cheer on Facebook or Instagram. Perhaps nowhere else in American culture is there a bigger gap [...]

How to Gracefully Attend an Event As Co-Parents

Place Your Children First and Attend an Event as Co-ParentsThe word “graceful” is a deliberate addition to the blog title because anyone can attend an event together, but I want to give some tips on how to attend an event as co-parents and do it well. This matters because when you are co-parenting, you will have [...]

Helping Children Cope with a Natural Disaster

This year's hurricane season has required many parents to shepherd their children through scary events. Whether it is hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or other natural disasters, there are things you can do to help your child cope before and after the disaster: Before a disaster: • Be prepared: Make sure your family has a plan and [...]

Getting the School Year Off to a Good Start

Back to school brings the excitement of a new year but also the dread of dealing with homework and hectic routines. There are things you can do (and stop doing) to help manage your stress level and set your child up for success. Consider these tips to start off on the right track: • Look [...]

Teenage Suicide: Warning Signs and How to Respond

Teenage suicide has been in the headlines often this year, particularly due to the popular show “13 Reasons Why.” Many parents and educators are having debates about this show, wondering if it's doing more harm than good. No matter what your stance is, teen suicide rates are alarming. The analysis Center for Disease Control (CDC) [...]

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 [...]

2017-06-06T08:11:31+00:00 Divorce, Family, Parenting|0 Comments
Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: