Non-traditional Families

The Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce for Parents

By James Lehman, MSW


An important note from James: Divorce is a very complex occurrence that takes place within the family. This article will not attempt to cover all of the many nuances and intricacies involved in dealing with children who are experiencing a divorce. There are therapists who deal specifically with divorces as well as many books written on... Read more »

Positive Parenting: 5 Rules to Help You Deal with Negative Child Behavior More Positively

By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC


Do your kids drive you crazy? If you were asked to describe them, after saying, "He's a good kid, but..." would you use words like “defiant,” “whiny,” “unmotivated,” “disrespectful,” “angry,” or “demanding,” with a few positives sprinkled in? If the negatives loom larger in your mind than the positives, the first thing to realize is... Read more »

Four Success Secrets for Stepparents

By Emily Bouchard


Parenting in the 21st century is challenging enough with all the pressure families deal with on a day-to-day basis.  Add to this "parenting pressure cooker" the specific issues related to blended families (issues including financial challenges due to uncollected child support and legal fees; navigating parenting differences in two households; children living part-time in the... Read more »

Flying Solo: Six Ways to Soar as a Single Parent

By Elisabeth Wilkins


Jill is a single mom of a nine-year-old daughter, whom she’s been raising by herself since Haley was an infant. “The hardest part about being a single parent is having no one else there when Haley acts up. It’s all me. She doesn’t listen to me, and then I just don’t know what to do.... Read more »

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