Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Mum and Dad are Splitting Up: BBC2 Documentary

Separation or divorce affects millions of people across the globe, including children of all ages.  According to the BBC, one-third of British families are directly affected by divorce.  BBC2 recently premiered a documentary that focuses on several families within this statistic and, more specifically, on how the kids remembered their parents’ split.  In Mum and Dad are Splitting Up, British director Olly Lambert illustrates how children affected by divorce recall their experience of how it happened years after the fact and how their lives have been affected since.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Avoid Conflict, Keep Positive Through an Amicable Divorce

Divorce is never easy, even for those trying for an amicable split. You're not alone in this process and, with a bit of humor and an eye on the future, you will get through it. The question you may have, however, is "How can I work with my soon-to-be ex-husband to make this transition go as smoothly as possible for both of us?"

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Healthy Communication Between Divorced Parents

After divorce, communicating with an ex-spouse can be difficult and unpleasant.  The ways that you used to communicate with each other may no longer be effective now that your relationship situation has changed.  Blowing this issue off right from the beginning is not a healthy route to take, especially when you both are caring for your kids.  Healthy communication between divorced parents is possible, and it starts by finding the right tone and method of delivery, read more:
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School: Keeping Both Parents Involved

Your child’s success in school is a primary concern for every parent, and with the start of each school year, new challenges are faced within and outside of the classroom for parents and kids alike.  Through meeting teachers and classmates, adjusting to a new daytime routine, and handling homework every night, kids have a lot on their minds as the summer winds down.  Parents also experience newfound stress during this transitional period, but divorced or separated parents can find this time of year more difficult to tackle.  Much of this anxiety stems from the perception that keeping both parents involved is a non-reality, but taking initiative to plan ahead will help everyone stay in the loop.
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Reestablishing a custody connection.

Sometimes after a divorce or separation, parents can become estranged from their children.  In other cases, this relationship was simply unable to flourish because of separation by various reasons such as physical distance.  Regardless of the reason for the break in relationship, a tool like the OurFamilyWizard website can help you reestablish a custody connection.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Personal Money Manager After Divorce

Money is a common point of contention between couples, but divorced or separated parents often face a greater level of conflict and disagreement when it comes to managing shared expenses.  With kids in the picture, shared family expenses are inevitable, so properly tracking expenses and reimbursements is necessary in order to maintain financial stability between homes.  Using a personal money manager after divorce is a helpful tool to keep co-parents on the same page in terms of joint finances.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Today's Families are Resilient - not Broken


Families have changed a lot in the past 50 years or so. Today, less than half of American households contain a husband and a wife. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 40% of children in the U.S. have parents who are divorced. This shift in American family life has been widely lamented and criticized. Some have viewed this trend as representative of the “decline” of social morality, and a heralding of the demise of the American family. Although most American families do not meet the criteria of a “traditional” family, made up of a husband and a wife and their biological children, the remaining majority of “non-traditional” families continue to be stigmatized as somehow inferior to traditional families. Unfortunately, terms such as “broken home” imply broken families, broken parents, and broken kids.

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