> Do's and Don'ts
Guidelines for divorced parents to live by.
> Help Your Children
If possible, have both parents present when telling children about the divorce.
Discuss what you will tell children before hand. Also, keep explanations simple...
> Adjustment Factors
There are numerous factors, which affect how children are able to cope with divorce. Some of those factors we can influence through our own actions, others we may have no control over.
> Talking to Kids
One of the most important skills a parent can possess is being a good listener. While it sounds pretty simple in theory, many parents (regardless of marital status I might add) have a difficult time putting it into practice.
> Caring for Self
Divorce feels like a crisis. It is a traumatic, crazy and an uncertain time for you and your children. What do most people do when they are in crisis?
> Parent with Your Ex
One of the most damaging aspects of divorce consistently emphasized by researchers, mental health professionals and family courts is parental conflict.
> When to Find Help
General guidelines on when to seek help and where to find it.
> Two Homes
Tips for parenting out of two homes.
Beginning again... steps to starting over.
> Blended Family
Second marriages can be very rewarding. However, they can also be very stressful. Before entering a new marriage make time to discuss your expectations with your prospective new partner.
> Alienation Issues
A look at Parenting Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting.