Category Archives: Children

The Secret to Sibling Success

This NY Times Article (Sunday 2/5/17  Style Pg 5)  describe how the author’s relationships with her siblings  were strengthened  after their parent’s divorce. “Years ago my  younger brother and I attended the wedding of a childhood friend…We were ..joking with … Continue reading

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Adult Children and Divorce

  How do we tell the children? In the past this question was usually asked by parents of young children and teenagers. However, due to the increase of divorce by couples who are in their 50s and 60s, the children … Continue reading

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Holiday Planning

Holiday planning can be particularly challenging for separated or divorced parents. Work schedules, travel arrangements, the needs of the other parent, and religious observances can complicate arrangements. Divorce mediation includes holiday planning. To begin, parents need to decide which holidays … Continue reading

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When Parents Part

This book by well known research psychologist, Penelope Leach, is chock full of information that can help separated parents make decisions related to their children. This book combines practical advice with up to date research on child development. In her … Continue reading

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Young Adults and Money

This morning on the Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio, there was a great conversation, “Young Adults and Money.” The guests discussed the importance of providing young adults with education in financial literacy, so that they can make informed … Continue reading

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Shared Parenting

On October 9, 2014, in a commentary in the Baltimore Sun entitled, “Joint Custody should be the norm,” Ned Holstein emphasized that “after parents separate or divorce, children do much better with shared parenting.” Mr. Holstein summarized research by the … Continue reading

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Prepare for Summer

  It may be hard to imagine while we are still enduring frigid temperatures, but in a few short months schools will close, and summer will begin.  For divorced or separated parents, the end of winter is a great time … Continue reading

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