Divorced Parents

Parenting your child after a divorce is not easy. Do you and your ex parent differently? Has your child become more withdrawn? Or is your child acting out more since you and your ex split. See our articles below for advice for divorced parents from Empowering Parents.

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Helping a Child Cope with an Absent Parent



Just after my daughter turned 2, her father and I separated and divorced; he was abusive and drank too much.  When my daughter was 3 her father lost his visitation privileges as a result of his continued violent and abusive behavior.  He had passed up many ‘supervised’ visits throughout the year so it came as... Read more »

Mother trying to be calm while thinking about her child's behavior

The Disneyland Dad



Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8), and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs: she works as a receptionist during the week and a part-time caterer on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with Mike is... Read more »

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What to Do When Your Ex Undermines Your Authority



With so many divorced parents and blended families out there, differences in parenting crop up all the time. If you are divorced or separated from your child's other parent, your experience may range from peaceful co-parenting to all-out warfare. Different houses with different rules and different parenting styles can make the experience of parenting even... Read more »

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Shared Custody


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You may already know the basics of custody etiquette—not dropping your child off late and no bad-mouthing your ex in front of your child. While these are important, there are many other unspoken guidelines you should know about for a smooth and happy shared custody experience. Whether you’re reaching an amicable agreement with your ex, or... Read more »

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