Ask Dr. Jann

Ask Dr. Jann

Dear Dr. Jann: My ex has a severe drinking problem but is in complete denial.

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Representing Yourself In Divorce Court

Representing Yourself In Divorce Court

Nationwide, almost half of all family law litigants are pro per (also referred to as

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KID-EASE: coParents Choosing Their Child’s School

KID-EASE: coParents Choosing Their Child’s School

Welcome to KID-EASE, a caring advice column to help make your life easier as a

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coParents Keeping the Peace

coParents Keeping the Peace

There are two things that have remained important components of our family’s philosophy regarding peaceful

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Top 6 Reasons to Choose Mediation

Top 6 Reasons to Choose Mediation

Mediation is one of the viable alternatives for people who want to avoid going to

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KID-EASE: The Positive & Encouraging coParent

KID-EASE: The Positive & Encouraging coParent

Welcome to KID-EASE, a caring advice column to help make your life easier as a

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Ask Dr. Jann

Ask Dr. Jann

Dear Dr. Jann: For the last year my 11-year-old son has come home from his

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How to Help Your Stressed Child

How to Help Your Stressed Child

So what happens when a child is highly stressed out? Stress and trauma can affect

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14 Facts of coParents’ High Conflict Divorce

14 Facts of coParents’ High Conflict Divorce

High conflict divorces are painful and debilitating to all members of a family. They may never

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coParents’ Guide on Comforting Your Child

coParents’ Guide on Comforting Your Child

When a child goes through transitions following a divorce or separation in the family, he

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High Conflict coParents and Targets of Blame

High Conflict coParents and Targets of Blame

High conflict parents can’t seem to stop themselves. They are repeatedly told to behave, by

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Seeking a Collaborative Divorce Attorney 

Seeking a Collaborative Divorce Attorney 

Much of what you will need to know and ask about for the collaborative divorce

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Ask Dr. Jann

Ask Dr. Jann

Dear Dr. Jann: Every time my eight-year-old daughter comes back from her dad’s house it’s

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Top 6 Ways to Prevent Conflict While coParenting

Top 6 Ways to Prevent Conflict While coParenting

Following a divorce, there are so many dynamic factors occurring in the relationship between you

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5 Top Tips To Keep Your Child Happy After Divorce

5 Top Tips To Keep Your Child Happy After Divorce

Here is a short but surefire list to help keep your child happy following a

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coParents: What to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

coParents: What to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

When you have found a divorce attorney (if you must have one), make sure you

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Ask Dr. Jann

Ask Dr. Jann

Dear Dr. Jann: I have tried for years to coParent with my child’s mother, but

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Communication Improves Consistent coParenting

Communication Improves Consistent coParenting

Parenting is a verb with starts and stops, but it’s also a team sport. When

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#1 coParent Mistake & How to Avoid It

#1 coParent Mistake & How to Avoid It

As an experienced coParent of a six-child blended family, a widely-published coParenting and blended family

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Divorce Court Preparation

Divorce Court Preparation

Attorneys and judges are only human. They make mistakes. Your case may be one of

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Decreasing Media’s Affect On Our Kids

Decreasing Media’s Affect On Our Kids

Are children helpless observers, doomed to do all of the bad behaviors they have seen?

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Countering coParent Badmouthing 

Countering coParent Badmouthing 

A common worry is whether the other parent is doing and saying things to the

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When You (Absolutely) Need a Divorce Attorney

When You (Absolutely) Need a Divorce Attorney

A divorce attorney will likely be one of the biggest investments in your divorce. I

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How To Teach the Important Lesson of “No” 

How To Teach the Important Lesson of “No” 

Verbs describe actions. Actions must have a start and a stop. Eating and drinking and

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KID-EASE – Family Discipline Differences

KID-EASE – Family Discipline Differences

Welcome to KID-EASE, a caring advice column to help make your life easier as a

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Why coParents Should Avoid Mirroring Bad Behavior 

Why coParents Should Avoid Mirroring Bad Behavior 

Jeremy liked to tell jokes about women – very disparaging jokes about women. His son

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Leaving Your Marriage Due to Spousal Substance Abuse

Leaving Your Marriage Due to Spousal Substance Abuse

If you are leaving your marriage because your spouse has a drug and/or alcohol problem

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Ask Dr. Jann

Ask Dr. Jann

Dear Dr. Jann: I don’t like dealing with my child’s father.  He drives me crazy.

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Tribal Warfare – All Against One coParent

Tribal Warfare – All Against One coParent

In her book, In the Name of the Child, Janet Johnston and colleagues write that

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Reduce the Intensity of the coParenting Relationship

Reduce the Intensity of the coParenting Relationship

An emotionally-charged relationship is the fast lane to disaster when dealing with your child’s parent

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