Divorced Parents Communication
2016-08-24 | Your children are the focal point in every discussion as divorced parents, no matter what. Communication is going to be a tough task. Good to remember is that it isn't necessary to always meet in person. Exchanging information over the phone or via email could be fine for the majority of conversations. Read more
What is divorce mediation?
2015-07-09 | Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute-resolution tool that helps people settle their differences sensibly and with the legal system having only minimal involvement.
It provides a structured process that minimizes the defensiveness and friction that are normally present during spousal settlement conversations. It does this by creating a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the spouses to put their best foot forward when they are presenting their thoughts and concerns to one another.Read more
What Exactly Is “The Best Interest of the Child”?
2016-08-24 | For every need of children there is a corresponding responsibility. I suggest that a new approach, a responsibility-to-needs orientation to children’s best interests, is vital to the future well-being of children of separation and divorce. And it is the responsibility of social institutions such as the courts to support parents in the fulfillment of their parenting responsibilities to their children’s needs, and not to undermine them, which is exactly what is happening to children within the present adversarial, “winner-take-all” approach. Read more
This Is What Parenting With Anxiety Is Like
2016-09-16 | I hope, if anything, that having anxiety teaches me to be more compassionate about the big emotions that my kids sometimes experience. And I hope that if either of them develops anxiety, I will be able to recognize it, get them the help they need, and nurture them through it.Read more
Troubled Parent-Child Relationships and Parental Alienation
2016-09-21 | As a counselor, I believe the research and methods for treating children, adolescents, and young adults, who irrationally reject a parent, have and continue to make great strides forward. Even in light of all of our progress, we continue to have a long way to progress in treating children who are estranged and alienated from one or more family members. Read more