Divorce Game for Mediation

Divorce Parenting and Child Assessment The pain of divorce, understandably, is a difficult experience for anyone. But fighting between divorcing parents should be avoided at all costs. Divorce litigation, however, can encourage conflict between family members, and it may even lead to parental alienation.  Consider, then, the effects of divorce on children – a child [...]

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SupportGames: A Child’s Best Interest

 Child Custody, Visitation Rights & the Child of Divorce Place the needs of the child of divorce first! When parents with children decide to divorce, this should be the conventional wisdom. And it is. Child support courts in the U.S. issue their orders, in principle, on the basis of “the best interest” of the child. [...]

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Divorce may be inevitable, but children with resilient personalities do well

Couples with marital problems often try to work things out, for the sake of the kids, but a recent Swiss study found the consideration for the children only delays the inevitable, according to SwissInfo. “Parents are often too busy in the initial years, when the children are still dependent,” said Fabienne Stettler, a sociologist at [...]

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When Parents Divorce, Children Feel The Pain

Divorce is difficult for everyone. Divorce affects the two adults involved, plus their children, but it also affects extended family. Regardless of who “wins” custody, regardless of where the children live, these kids have two sides to their family. The town I live in requires adults to take a class called “Child In The Middle” [...]

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The Power in Choosing Love: The Deal on Remarriage and Stepfamilies

Let’s say a divorced woman with children marries a divorced guy. He has the best intentions when it comes to her children, but the kids come to her complaining about how he disciplines them. She approaches her husband and asks him to deal with them another way. She feels guilty, he feels like an outsider, [...]

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7 Ways to Beat Depression After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful life event, preceded only by the death of a spouse. And what is stress capable of? Expediting a severe bout of depression and anxiety to your limbic system (the brain’s emotional center) if you’re not careful. Acute and chronic stress, especially, undermine both emotional and physical health. In fact, [...]

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Study Finds Children Aren’t Distressed When Parents Argue and Solve Conflict

Conventional wisdom has always held that children suffer when parents argue, but one study has found that it might actually be good for children to see their parents argue if the disagreement is resolved the right way. Psychology researchers at the University of Notre Dame devised elaborate experiments to test the effects of marital conflict [...]

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Grandparents’ Role During Divorce

Helping Grandkids Cope When Their Parents Split Your son or daughter is getting divorced. Your first or second thought has to do with those precious grandchildren. How to support them and maintain your relationship? Up until grandparents get the news their adult child’s marriage is breaking up, their role was to make the grandchildren happy, [...]

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Activities For Helping Children Deal With Divorce

The following article gives several examples for activities recommended to do with your child to help him or her cope with the divorce. Playing with your child and spending quality time together is key to dealing with this transition in your child’s life, and Earthquake in Zipland is intended for just that. Going through the [...]

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Digital Solutions Developed to Support Divorced Families

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Conflict between parents, before and after divorce, is associated with feelings of anger, helplessness, loneliness and guilt in children. Now, an online program created by University of Missouri researchers is teaching [...]

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