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How can you minimize the anxiety and fear your children will experience from your divorce? Watch your words! As a parenting educator having worked with so many well-meaning, loving parents for so many years, I believe it's a divorced parent's single biggest responsibility. No matter how much …
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Sunday, 30 June 2013 16:03
This question is asked by many people in step relationships, and the questioners sometimes have their own agenda. It can be quite human to, well, not be so unhappy if your kids hate the woman who was responsible for the demise of your marriage. But is hating the step mom healthy for the kids? The answer is a…
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Monday, 24 June 2013 14:00
There are many important factors to consider when discussing divorce with your children. Each family will have a different set of requirements to their discussions that will depend on the age and maturity level of the children involved. For example, what a two-year-old can comprehend is very different from what a…
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Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:14
Has your loving and affectionate child suddenly become unrecognizable to you? Does your child make you feel like you are the worst parent in the world?  If so, your former spouse may be turning your child against you. Known as parental alienation or parental alienation syndrome, simply put it means…
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Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:57
I've heard that when girls hit puberty they tend to turn away from their mothers and turn towards their fathers. My daughter has been away from her father for 2.5 years now, and she is in the throws of puberty. Is there any validity to this…
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Saturday, 18 May 2013 12:24
What if you're in an abusive relationship and you need to get out... but you can't bring your kids? Should you stay? Should you leave them behind if you know they're safe?
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Friday, 10 May 2013 13:53
Many people ask me if it is a good idea — or even possible — to become friends with their ex-husband's new wife. This can be great if it happens, but basically I think it's a stretch! We choose our friends, not our relatives, and in a sense your ex's new wife is a step-relative. While …
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 15:07
The saying goes that the face of poverty is a woman.  Make that a divorced or single mother with insufficient child support. On average women experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living after divorce while a man's standard of living improves significantly.
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Saturday, 27 April 2013 16:00
Since divorce can be so traumatic on children, many couples try to do anything they can to shield their children from this fate. When examining the aspects of whether a couple should or should not divorce, it is important to take into account various data points regarding each particular family. There …
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:22
Women are hesitant and afraid to use the one word that frees them, honors them, earns them respect, and gets them what they want. It's a word too many of us think of as negative, but once uttered in the tug-of-war that is divorce, is extraordinarily satisfying. You will come to use with increasing frequency and…
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Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:36
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