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 »
It’s no secret that divorce can be one of the most devastating events in a child’s life, with consequences that can ripple deep into adulthood. In the aftermath of a divorce, the sweet child you know so well can morph into a stranger basically overnight, leaving you clueless about what you can do to help... Read more »
Divorce is something that happens between two adults, not unlike marriage. It is the formal dissolution of a relationship that, for whatever reason, did not work out. It is not, however, permission to talk negatively about your children’s other parent or their families, as the case may be.
The death of a child puts enormous strain... Read more »
'Tis the season, as they say; and for many parents, it’s a tough season. The month of December is a Pandora’s Box of expectations, demands, and pressure. You have the average month’s worth of usual stuff—work, laundry, keeping everyone healthy, basketball practices—then throw in the prep, planning and execution of the holidays. Makes you want... Read more »
For some single parents, the weight of the world often sits squarely on our shoulders. We are responsible for an incredible amount of things, duties, and actions. It’s not enough to pay the mortgage, be smart when making a purchase and keep the floors relatively clean – we are also responsible for our children. Now... Read more »
Who doesn’t love summer? Well, for many reasons, single parents. First of all, it’s a financial minefield. With school out there’s full time daycare to pay for and it’s not just a tiny bump; it’s a major increase in what is likely already a super tight budget. And then there are all the enriching camps... Read more »
Let's face it; it's never easy being a parent. We constantly struggle, wondering if we're doing the best we can for our kids. It's so much pressure knowing that you only get a short window of time to prepare them to become responsible, healthy, and emotionally balanced adults. For some parents, there is an extra... Read more »
Since it is a fact that one in two marriages end in divorce in the US, parents have a choice to make the experience manageable for their children. No child wants their parents to be separated or divorced, so when it happens, there is a lot of stress for the child as well as the... Read more »
My friends tell me I have an unusual relationship was with my former in-laws -- my ex-husband's parents. The way I've always looked at it was that these are my children's grandparents, and I've always had a relationship with them was separate from my ex-husband. I never looked at that as unusual, either. My ex-... Read more »
Have you ever heard of the term "Going Family?" You probably know the ones I'm talking about. These are the families that are running from one type of school, camp, social or sporting event to another - all day long, 7 days a week. There doesn’t seem to be a calm moment in the “Going... Read more »