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When is Filing for Divorce the Best Decision for You and the Kids?

How do I know if divorce is the right decision? Making the agonizing decision to divorce or not involves a variety of factors, but none weigh heavier than the potential effects of divorce on kids. If you’re worried about going through a divorce with kids, it may put your mind at ease to know that divorce may be the best possible decision you can make. Research has found that conflict in your marriage may affect your child more negatively than…

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Kids of Divorce are Speaking Out. Here’s What They Have to Say

Although a marriage should last a lifetime, sometimes unavoidable circumstances can lead to divorce. The late Nora Ephron once said that marriages come and go but divorce is forever. Dealing with a divorce that doesn’t involve kids is relatively easy compared to the one in which kids are involved. While you can move on swiftly and find another partner, your kids will always be tied to you and your ex-husband/wife. If you ask any child in the midst of a…

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5 Concerns from Kids of Divorce and What You Can Do to Help

Kids that have experienced their parents getting a divorce grow up to be resilient and learn to see life’s challenges from a different perspective. At first, they may experience social anxiety and worry about dropping grades, not receiving moral support from both parents, and loss of companionship from mom or dad.  Different kids handle divorce differently and knowing your kids well should be the first step before you book them in for counseling. During this period, it’s important that you know what’s…

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How to Manage a Shared Family Calendar

Your child’s extracurricular activities serve as an important way to instill perseverance, dedication, and dependability. This applies to many different aspects of your child’s life including school events and church involvement as well as after-school sports, training, and rehearsals. As parents, it is our job to make sure our kids get to where they need to be, on-time. Even though it may be challenging, it is essential for both parents to acknowledge the significance of following through with their children’s…

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How to Put Together a Parenting Plan Checklist

Checklist for Writing a Parenting Plan If you have children and are going through a divorce, then writing a Parenting Plan for how you and your spouse will handle childcare issues is one of the most important things you can do right now. A written-out, agreed-upon parenting plan will improve communication and avoid a lot of conflicts down the road, and it will help give your children greater consistency and stability. How to Write a Parenting Plan When writing a…

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