We're always told to stick it out in an unhappy marriage for our kid's sake, but what if that's actually not what's best for them? Our expert explains how healthy relationships are learned.
CHILDREN AND DIVORCE
Are you worried about how to tell your child's school about your divorce? Read this expert parenting advice about how to help your child through your divorce.
You may not be able to understand and control your divorce but you can control how it effects your children. It is important to pay extra attention to them and follow this divorce coach advice.
There are just a ton of legal, financial and medical documents you’re expected to keep track of to help protect and provide for you (and your family) in all kinds of different situations. It can be overwhelming to try to understand and manage it all - especially when you're going through the divorce rollercoaster of emotions.
One woman's story about her young sons' exposure to Internet porn shows the impact it can have on future views and sexual behaviors. An Australiastudy found that watching porn during childhood decreases sexual arousal in adulthood, requiring more intense erotic acts to stimulate orgasm. How should parents respond to porn availability in the Internet age?
Parents are expert Jugglers. With all the balls to keep in the air - from academics to sports, social events to finding time to sit down together for a meal - its no wonder we get into playing the Blame Game with a spouse or co-parent when something from our schedule *Splats* on the ground. There IS another way. Effectively implementing one single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your fellow co-parent (current or ex), and have you and your family accomplishing more with less stress.
I am a firm believer that divorce can be a really wonderful thing for children as they no longer have to put up with a relationship that is going sour day in, day out. There is however, a false assumption that children need to be with both parents, and I actually don’t think this is true either. Who is to say that staying in an unhappy marriage is less harmful as taking action to end it?
The traditions, the families, the expectations, the disappointments. If you are facing your first (or second, or … ) holiday season after a separation or divorce, all of these challenges get magnified — and the joy can often seem elusive.
If you are a stepparent or entering a relationship where blending with the kids is important, there are important things to remember, especially during the holiday season. These suggestions may help you build a bridge of peace with the kids.
By Dr. Stacey MacKinnon, Psychologist, FindYourPlusOne.com We all know it is exciting when everything in a relationship is new, developing, and growing into something larger and more meaningful then we initially imagined. But even exciting new beginnings require some thought, especially when one or both people in the relationship have children.
There’s no one reason couples get divorced, but unfortunately there are multiple effects. Aside from the psychological and emotional stress divorce can inflict on the couple, alone, it can also deliver a huge blow to children in the family. A new study by UK’s Economic and Social Research Council found that children of divorced parents were more likely to develop social and psychological problems as adults than those whose parents stayed married.
Although there is no book of parenting rules, particularly when parenting through a divorce, there are some guidelines, a child’s ‘bill of rights’ that can help parents focus on the needs of their child(ren). 1. Children should have the right to develop safe, healthy, loving, meaningful relationships with each parent. 2. Children should retain the right to have contact with extended family (grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins).
Both my mother and my sisters are divorced and I am too. However, I don't believe that my mother's predicament could have predicted our divorces. Afterall divorce is not genetic as some may believe. There are plenty of people who have divorced parents, and the numbers keep on growing. But does this mean that their children will end up in the same predicament? Not necessarily. There are plenty of couples that have divorced parents who are happily married and have no desire to divorce.