7 Great co-parenting tips
2016-02-12 | I saw the texts Dad sent you last night, my eldest son said to me recently. He hung his head sadly. 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
Holding Your Children Emotionally Hostage
2016-02-06 | Going through a divorce, you will experience a hurricane of emotions. Some you may have expected, others you never thought possible. Divorce is essentially a death in your family and it affects everyone it touches, especially your children. Even in the best-case scenarios, their worlds are turned upside-down. But in some of the worst cases, the damage is intensified when one or both parents turn the children into pawns that they use for the sole purpose of hurting the ex-spouse. Such behavior is inexcusable. Why, then, is it so tragically common?Read more
5 Tips for Parenting an Angry Child
2016-01-19 | Parenting an angry child is tough. But it is important to remember that anger is a healthy emotion we all experience. As your childs parent, you have the opportunity to help your child cope with anger and express those feelings in ways that are productive and healthy. Here are 5 tips for parenting an angry child.Read more
Parental Alienation Syndrome — The Parent/Child Disconnect
2015-06-09 | While some social workers may be unaware of the name for this particular phenomenon, they have probably dealt with it over the course of their careers. For example, clients may enter individual therapy presenting with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems and later reveal that they have been cut off from one parent by another parent. These clients may be unaware of the meaning of the lost relationship and may even minimize its effect on their growth, development, and current mental health concerns.Read more