Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others

Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others

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Collaborative Flow Chart

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Divorce Options

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Attorney Helps Keep Divorce out of Court

Attorney Helps Keep Divorce out of Court

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Pulling from Both Ends

By April Thompson, LMFT Imagine you’ve just made a string of three paper dolls and when you pull from both ends to see if it stays together. It indeed rips apart. But where does it rip, right down the middle, where the middle person is connected to either person on the ends?

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Fathers and Divorce Coaching

By Marvin L. Chapman, Ph.D Parenting is a major influence in the lives of children and adolescents. In an intact family, mothers and fathers take on separate and different roles–mother’s performing some tasks and father’s performing others. When a relationship dissolves, so may these separate roles. When the family reorganizes, the mother and father roles …

The Best Interest of the Child

By Connie Hornyak Children whose parents are going through a divorce often feel responsible for their parents’ unhappiness.  They sometimes believe that they must have done something to cause the divorce.  As one child put it, ”I wish I could go to a new family so my Mom and Dad could be happy again”. Most …

Adult Children of Divorce

By Carol Hughes, Ph.D, LMFT How would it benefit your adult children to speak with a Child Specialist during your Collaborative Divorce Process? How would it benefit you, their parents? Research indicates that divorce is life’s second highest stressor, second only to the death of a loved one. If this is true, why is it …

Dating as a Single Parent

By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D What are the qualities that a single parent should look for in someone they are deciding to date? 1. Playful, light and fun with kids. (Kids have an innate instinct about people.) Watch 2. Doesn’t try to make the kids like activities they “should” like. Will accept a child’s declining to …

Ten Tips to Help your child through Divorce

By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D Helping your child through your divorce may be one of the most difficult tasks you will ever face as a parent. The following is a brief list of practical tips that can help as you walk through this difficult time with your child. 1. Be honest. Don’t lead your child to …