“D.I.we” — A Better Way + More Resources for Families

Category: Co-Parenting

“D.I.we” — A Better Way + More Resources for Families

It’s been said that healing isn’t linear. Well, we’ve found that sometimes the divorce process isn’t, either. In our years helping families, we’ve found that couples often need access to mediators, financial experts, and a variety of educational resources — to help them navigate the process with kindness and fairness. And oftentimes, the expense of […]

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8 Warm Weather Locations for Your First Vacation as a Smaller Family

With the holidays behind us and winter in full swing, now might be just the time to plan a vacation — yes, even if you’re newly divorced. Adapting to a New Normal When you and your children are in the process of healing from a divorce, there are many transitions you’ll face as you adjust to […]

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Co-Parenting Goals for a Happy Family Life in 2019

Parenting is a rollercoaster ride. There are ups and downs, and you don’t always know when the next twist or turn is coming. Sound challenging? Now try and navigate these difficulties with your ex-spouse and you’ve got a potential recipe for disaster. No matter how long you’ve been separated, co-parenting is usually a struggle. Conflicting schedules, […]

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Does Divorce Damage Infants and Toddlers?

Though vows are meant to be forever, sometimes life has a funny way of proving us wrong. There is still some stigma surrounding divorce, but the truth is, it’s a normal part of any relationship between two people who don’t see a future together anymore. One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is explaining the situation to […]

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A Single Mom’s Must-Read Child Custody Guide

Divorce doesn’t have to strip your parental rights from you. Whether you’re married or not, you — and your child — have certain rights that survive a marital split. If you’ve suddenly found yourself a single parent, it wouldn’t be very easy for you or your child if those rights were ignored. Your child would […]

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Is a Divorced Parent Required to Pay for a Child’s College Education?

After a divorce, which parent should pay the child’s college education? It depends. While it’s clear that a majority of parents worry about the inability to cover high costs of education for their kids, after divorce, this issue becomes more complicated. Single or married couples can decide to contribute an equal amount to their child’s […]

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What Makes for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce?

Co-parenting after a breakup or divorce is rarely easy for either parent. But no matter the circumstances, the situation has to be successful — for the sake of your children. Older children might develop feelings that their refusal to do homework or tidy up their room is the reason their parents got separated. So your […]

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4 Parenting Mistakes That Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Every parent tries to do what they believe is best when it comes to their child’s upbringing. However, no matter how good our intentions are, some corrective tactics can negatively affect a child’s sense of identity and self-esteem. Children of any age are delicate and haven’t yet fully developed their personalities. That means that they can […]

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Single Parent Hacks: Getting More Done in Less Time

Being a single parent is time-consuming—but that doesn’t mean you have to go crazy trying to make it all work. “I chuckle at those who feel sorry for me. Yes, single parenting might not be the easy path, but I have my tricks and hacks that kind of mean it’s a breeze. I mean, it’s […]

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The 2 Gifts Your Child Needs Most After Your Divorce

One of the greatest challenges divorced parents face is adequately meeting their children’s needs during and after the divorce. While most parents pay lip service to focusing on the well-being of the children, sadly that’s not always the case. Divorcing and divorced parents can become overwhelmed by the emotional upheaval they are experiencing, especially if […]

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Writing a Co-Parenting Schedule That Works (Even During the Holidays)

Divorce is one of life’s most challenging events. There are myriads of responsibilities involved such as moving, dividing property, and learning how to cope emotionally. However, one challenge that often stands out after a divorce is the state in which it leaves children. During a divorce, a child’s world may seem to them to be crumbling into pieces; life may not […]

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Paying for Your Child’s College Expenses: A Primer for Co-Parents

When a marriage falls apart, it is always a great stress for both parties, even when they are both 100 percent positive that splitting and living separate lives is exactly what they want. Divorcing spouses are naturally overwhelmed with emotions they may not know how to handle, but these feelings often pass with time — unless, of course, […]

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4 Strategies for Schools to Support Kids Through Divorce

Do you ever stop and think about how resilient kids are? Their brains, bodies, and beliefs about the world are constantly changing, and yet they somehow they learn to thrive. Experiencing the divorce of parents is one upheaval that can interrupt or challenge this development. Kids may worry about the future, blame themselves, or channel […]

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Co-Parenting: 5 Blended Families Doing It Right

Mother’s Day may be over, but Father’s Day is soon approaching. And all these tributes to moms, dads, and stepparents everywhere — even during or after such a trying time as divorce — are a joyful reminder that harmonious co-parenting is possible. In fact, more than ever, we are seeing this idea taking hold, among […]

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How to Keep Divorce from Affecting Your Teen’s Graduation

Divorce brings a lot of new situations into people’s lives — especially if you have children. Hopefully, when you and your spouse divorced it was done in a civil manner and the children were not put in the middle. This is the ideal situation. However, we do not always get the ideal situation. Conflicts That […]

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About Law: Is Adoption an Option in Remarriage?

Legal: Can Child From Another Relationship be Adopted by New Husband?

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Stepfamily Talk: Concerned about Sleepovers

Are Father’s Overnight Visits with New Girlfriend Hurting Couple’s Son?

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Single Parenting: Taking a Stand with Ex

After Divorce, Child Safety and Visitation Can Be Hot Topics

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Divorced, but Parenting Together

Co-Parenting: Nationwide Effort Would Force Parents to Share Responsibility

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Divorced on Father’s Day?

Etiquette Tips for Divorced Parents

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How Not To Be A Wicked Stepparent

4 Real Ways To Make It Work

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Jealousy Between New Spouse And Kids?

Is It Wrong To Go Behind New Spouses Back?

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Kids Don’t Like New Partner?

Parenting: Advice to Consider When Your Kids Don’t Like the New Love in Your Life

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Michael Phelps: Single Mom’s Success

Experts Say Olympic Swimmer’s Mother Should Be Credited for His Positive Outlook

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Stepfamily Talk: Stepmom in Mom’s Territory?

Stepfamilies: How to Deal with Stepmom who is Stepping into Mom’s Territory

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The Rise of The Single Father

Do fathers ever get custody of the kids? A new study finds that a dad’s chances are better than ever.

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Divorced + Kids + Halloween = Scary?

Halloween Is For The Kids. 5 Tips For You & Your Ex

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Why is My Kid Lying?

Is It The Divorce? On Purpose? Because They Can’t Help It?

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Family Ties: Forcing Visitation on a Child

Visitation: How do I Handle it When My Son Doesn’t Want to Visit with Me?

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Did The Affair Lead To A Child?

3 Tips To Help You Deal With The Child Of An Affair

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