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Your kids want to be connected to the people they love — just like you do. They want to be able to enjoy their relationships without any strings attached. But often kids who move back and forth between two separate homes are stuck in the belief that they must align with one parent or the other. Here's 3 ways to help them get unstuck…
It's never too early to start talking to an Ex about your summer plans. Getting started now will help you make sure your fun family vacation doesn't turn into a major scheduling conflict. Here's some helpful tips on how to start negotiating with an Ex today…
Milestone Moments like the first day of Kindergarten or shopping for the Prom are big moments for kids — and for parents! And it's hurtful when you miss out on one of those moments. That's a common challenge when kids are moving between two homes. Read this article to find out how you can navigate milestones moments without creating conflict or hurt feelings.
So often we get caught up in the short game — we make snap decisions in the moment without considering the long-term impact of those decisions. Find out how to play the long game instead. This could lead to big wins for your stepfamily now and in the future.
Negotiating holiday schedules with an Ex can be stressful. But you can minimize frustrations by starting NOW. Discover 3 practical ways to be proactive and really enjoy the holidays this year.
It's frustrating and painful when an Ex's toxic influence is tainting your relationship with your child or step-child. Learn three things you CAN do to rise above the battle and win the war, while promoting peace in your stepfamily.
Co-parents sometimes feel pressure to create consistency in the rules across their kids' two homes. The truth is, kids can adjust to different rules between their homes. Here's three misguided beliefs co-parents might struggle with and the steadfast principles to change them.
Disagreements with your Ex are inevitable — but they don't always have to lead to conflict. There's one strategy you can use today that will help keep peace between the two of you. And the best part is, you already know it!
Painful emotions can overwhelm us when it's the ex's turn to have the kids on holidays - we just miss our kids. But we don't have to let those melancholy emotions and disappointments steal our joy or keep us from having a memorable Christmas. Here's 3 tips to managing your emotional tension this holiday season.
Just like the growth of a tree is affected by the quality of its environment, our kid's emotional health is impacted by the relationships around them. Is conflict contaminating your kid's environment? What steps CAN you take to create a peaceful home where kids thrive?
Conflict between parents negatively impacts children. It burdens them with undue emotional anxiety and stress. Here's one useful strategy that can promote peaceful communication with your ex, while leaving your dignity intact.
Conflict in stepfamily life is a predictor of negative outcomes for kids. Read this week's post to find new ways to "combat conflict" and focus on building peace in your home.
Summer is on it's way, so start working with your Ex now to make sure your fun family vacation doesn't turn into a scheduling conflict. Here's some helpful tips on how to start negotiating now.
Very simply put, our kids want to be connected to the people they love - just like we do. They want to be able to enjoy their relationships without any strings attached. However, children being shared by two separate households are often gripped with a perceived tension; that they must align with one or the other.
Parental Alienation occurs when one parent intentionally and systematically alienates a child from the other parent, their home and extended family. How do you know if you're a victim of Parental Alienation and what can you do about it?