co-parenting

Supporting Your Children During a Separation

Not being physically present for your children after you and their other parent separate is difficult to bear. It is common for parents to experience feelings of guilt, anger, and doubt once they have moved out of the home they previously shared with their children. Fortunately, there are ways to go about supporting your children […]

Advice for Creating a Realistic Co-Parenting Schedule

Couples with children that are going through a break up may have a difficult time determining a fair way to share their parenting time. Even when a couple is able to agree on other custody and support related issues, creating an actual co-parenting schedule can lead to a negotiation stalemate. While overcoming this obstacle in […]

Communication Mistakes Separated Couples Make

A couple who has decided to separate often needs to communicate with each other regarding children or shared property. Even if two adults have no children or do not share any property deeds, it is unlikely that a recently separated couple will not have any reasons to contact each other in the first few weeks […]

Why You Should Keep in Touch with in-Laws After a Break Up

When it comes to maintaining relationships with in-laws after a divorce, everyone has a different opinion. Some encourage maintaining a healthy, but respectful, relationship with former relatives by marriage and others advocate cutting all ties. Obviously individual circumstances and relationship types heavily influences most decisions, but it is common for couples with children or those […]

Three Things to Never Hide from a Co-Parent

Once a post-divorce or break up custody dispute is resolved, many former partners want nothing to do with each other. Unfortunately, most parents must work together to co-parent their mutual children. While it is possible to keep contact to a minimum, there are times when you must provide the other parent with information. Failing to […]

Setting Boundaries with a New Romantic Partner

Finding love and establishing a healthy relationship after a divorce often helps heal your self-esteem or emotional pain. Experts caution against jumping into a serious relationship too quickly, but once you have grown more comfortable with your newly single status and its new challenges, a happy relationship is beneficial to everyone. While a new relationship […]

Tips for Handling Post-Divorce Emergencies

An accident or serious illness that is affecting a child is one of the most stressful and painful situations that a parent can go through. Not knowing how to react and being unsure of what will happen is bad under normal circumstances, but if you have recently gotten a divorce, things are often much more […]

Travel Tips for Noncustodial Parents

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, a large number of travelers take long-distance trips to spend time with their families, often leading to crowded airports or traffic-clogged roadways. For a noncustodial parent, the holiday season is one of the few times when parent and […]

Holiday Cheat Sheet for Divorced Dads

The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year for most adults. In addition to the rush of preparing and planning for holiday events, the season often triggers depression. A man who is newly divorced has to navigate the difficulties of co-parenting along with the worst that the season has to […]

Tips for Navigating Holiday Shopping as a Single Parent

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, many newly-single parents find themselves in the awkward position of preparing for a holiday alone with their kids. After years of planning, preparing, and celebrating holidays as part of parental duo doing everything by yourself can require a great deal of mental adjustments. ¬†One of the biggest stumbling […]