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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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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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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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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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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Forming Supportive Friendships, During and After Divorce

Forming Supportive Friendships, During and After Divorce

Divorce is not a solitary event. It’s not just you who is affected. It’s not

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Healthy coParents Refuel One Another

Healthy coParents Refuel One Another

Only evolution’s cruel genius would make the ultimate act of holding tight and the ultimate

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Child-Focused coParenting 

Child-Focused coParenting 

I love this quote. “Let there be peace in my child’s life and let it begin

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Telling Your Child About Trial Separation

Telling Your Child About Trial Separation

If you are just having a trial separation, I have some advice for speaking to

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How To Best Praise (Encourage) Your Child

How To Best Praise (Encourage) Your Child

Certain types of parental praise destroys a child’s self-esteem and chances of successful living as

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Smoothing the Transition of Moving Homes

Smoothing the Transition of Moving Homes

There are ways to lessen the impact that a move has on the children. One

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Five Strategies of Self-Centered coParenting

Five Strategies of Self-Centered coParenting

Embrace the five hallmarks of self-centered coParenting described below. I encourage you to read more

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Positive Emotions Are Contagious – What Children of Divorce Want

Positive Emotions Are Contagious – What Children of Divorce Want

I believe that contagious emotions are far more powerful in children’s lives than anything that

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It Takes a Village, coParents

It Takes a Village, coParents

Most of us let go of one anchor only when we’re confident that there’s another

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Quick Advice for Relaxed coParent Conversation

Quick Advice for Relaxed coParent Conversation

The next time you have a conversation, try tactics of relaxing, breathing and pausing. And

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A coParent’s Unified Approach to Negotiation

A coParent’s Unified Approach to Negotiation

A negotiator can see the universe in one of two ways: as many separate, distinct

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Transform Yourself to Learn Negotiation

Transform Yourself to Learn Negotiation

One year, for my birthday, I wanted to do something novel. So I crossed the

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coParent Negotiation Tactic – Humility

coParent Negotiation Tactic – Humility

Prior to heading to Tokyo to negotiate with Japanese customers, I attended a three-day class

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Easy Breezy coParent Communication

Easy Breezy coParent Communication

Negotiations are messy. It helps to have anchors—ways of grounding yourself. Two of the best

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Helping Kids of Divorce Transition Between Two Homes

Helping Kids of Divorce Transition Between Two Homes

As parents, we often glide through a multitude of changes without so much as batting

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Happy Summer! – How to Keep All Your Kids Busy (In a Good Way)

Happy Summer! – How to Keep All Your Kids Busy (In a Good Way)

Summertime is here. It’s a fun but busy time of the year for families. Along

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Supporting Yourself After Divorce

Supporting Yourself After Divorce

Many families are two-income households, so having or getting a job is not an issue.

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The Importance of Being An Anchor For Your Child

The Importance of Being An Anchor For Your Child

A healthy parent is an emotional anchor. Solid and reliable. Firm and constant. Stable and

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Advice for the Family of High Conflict coParents

Advice for the Family of High Conflict coParents

Here is some helpful advice for the parents, family, friends and professionals in the lives

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coParent’s Important Communication to Children

coParent’s Important Communication to Children

Most of us acknowledge the importance of communication but find it difficult to practice —

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Quick Tips for Learning to Negotiate

Quick Tips for Learning to Negotiate

When you are taking on a negotiation, whether it be with another coParent, a mediator

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Why We May Hold Our Children Too Tight

Why We May Hold Our Children Too Tight

There are two motives that cause coParents to hold their children too tight and close.

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Our Children’s Right To Choose

Our Children’s Right To Choose

In addition to anxiety and constant conflict, add to this Culture of Blame a child’s

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