Questions to Ask For Engaging Children in Conversation

Whether we are single or divorced, we all lead busy lives. When we reunite with our children at the end of each workday, we are tired and so are our children. Consequently, it's easy to lapse into the traditional adult question: "How was your day?" It's not unusual to hear responses such as: "Okay", "boring", "all right". And as children become teenagers, it may not be unusual to receive some kind of primitive grunt.

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Divorced or Not: Help Your Child Succeed with Homework

 

The school year has started and whether you’re divorced , separated, single, or happily married, we all want our children to succeed academically. In today’s society that means trying to ensure our children are successful in their homework. Whether your children are attending grammar school, middle school or high school, homework is a reality.

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Divorced or Not: Limiting Your Children's Access to Technology

One source of contention for divorced or separated parents is their children's exposure to technology and how to limit it. Whether you have a cooperative co‑parenting relationship with your significant other, your former significant other, or your spouse, both of you should be concerned about limiting your children's access to technology.

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5 Things Divorced Parents Need to Remember for Back-to-School

Whether you are a separated or divorced parent, your children are going to spend time in your home during timesharing/visitation. Involved parents want to remain involved in their children's school and schoolwork.

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Celebrating Father's Day After Your Divorce

A divorce can mean that special family holidays, like Father’s Day, can end up being stressful and full of conflict. Whether during your divorce or after divorce, one should keep in mind some general guidelines and specific tips in trying to create a stress-free, child-focused family holiday.

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Blended Families: How to Make Them Work

According to Parents magazine, 75 percent of the 1.2 million Americans who divorce each year eventually remarry. While this is encouraging for those looking for a “happily ever after”, it also speaks to the growing number of blended families in today’s society. Unfortunately, this new family life can be rife with conflict and stress that is taxing on both a personal level and on a new marriage.

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Stay Close With Your Kids During Divorce

Divorce can have a tremendous impact on children. While you can’t control every emotion they experience, you can take steps to help ensure that the relationship you have with them remains solid.

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Medical Marijuana: Child Timesharing (Custody/Visitation) Concerns

In late 2014, an attempt to enact a constitutional amendment in Florida to permit the use of medical marijuana failed. Although the majority of voters voted in favor of the constitutional amendment, the required 60 percent of the voters failed to do so. Consequently, medical marijuana is not currently authorized in the state of Florida.

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Divorce and Summer Camp/Activities for Kids

Choosing summer camps for your children can be a stressful proposition in and of itself. If you are divorced, however, you may face a wealth of additional considerations and potential hassles. Rather than waiting until summer arrives and registration fees have already been paid, divorced parents should know how their situation could impact their child’s summer plans.

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Graduation Do's and Don'ts for Divorced Parents

Haven’t we all heard that even if you divorce your spouse, "you’ll always have a connection to your children.” This statement is especially true during special occasions in your children’s lives, including graduation (whether they be for middle school, high school, college, or grad school). Tensions may be high between you and your former spouse. However, coming together to support your graduating child will probably mean a lot to your child, especially if you two are civil during the ceremony.

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What to do when your ex begins badmouthing you to your kids