As a divorce coach, I’ve never been thrilled about the negative images that tend to be associated with divorce. Instead of laboring over kids having a broken family, I encourage parents to frame divorce as a change in the family, not the end of it. That doesn’t mean however, that I want my clients to see […]Read More
Below I’ve listed a variety of articles that address key issues for parenting kids through separation and divorce. Some are more relevant to parents in the beginning stages while other posts touch on topics related to parents further down the road. As new stuff gets churned out, I’ll be adding to the list, so be sure to check back.
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Dear parents with older children, We realize how easy it might be to assume that your choice to divorce won’t really affect us. After all, we’re older now and those days of hands on parenting are long gone. As young adults, you may think we can handle more or rationalize your situation maybe even put […]Read More adult children of divorce, children and divorce, co-parenting, helping older children cope with divorce, teens and divorce
Whether it’s the first heartbreak, a scraped knee or losing a beloved pet watching your children hurt is undeniably harder than hard. When life presents a potentially unpleasant or painful situation, our gut tells us to protect and shield our kids, even if it means being a little less than honest or presenting a watered […]Read More children and divorce, Christina McGhee, divorce, helping children cope with divorce, how to tell kids, separation, telling children about divorce, what to say to children about separation
Molly used to love Christmas but now she can’t wait for it to be over. Ever since her parents split, the holidays have turned into a gift-giving battleground. Now during the holidays all her parents seem to care about is how they can outdo each other. While getting nice gifts initially was pretty cool, it […]Read More children and divorce, coparenting, effects of divorce on children, helping children of divorce, holiday tips, holidays and divorce, parenting after divorce
Dear Kids, I’ve been thinking about how life has changed for you. There are so many things about our divorce that I wish I could fix or make less painful for you but I can’t. I hate that. You may not know this but I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what […]Read More children and divorce, Christina McGhee, coparenting, effects of divorce on children, help children cope with divorce, parenting and divorce
Imagine. Life is just humming right along that is…until 13-year-old Abigail asks to stay out until midnight. Seems some of her friends have planned to hang out at a local movie theatre. According to her, everybody will be there and leaving before midnight would totally make her look like a major loser. You, however, have […]Read More children and divorce, discipline and divorce, divorce and children, divorce help, parenting issues and divorce, parenting schedules, separation, single parents