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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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How to Handle the Effects of Divorce on Children

One effect of divorce is that children will often take the blame upon themselves. A subsequent effect is when a spouse enters into another relationship – an unsettling event if handled incorrectly. This article discusses how to handle these and other effects of divorce on your children, including changes in behavior.

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Divorce: Lose the Anger, Live Your Life!

Child custody battles and winning child custody, ultimately lead to resentment and anger between the ex-spouses. Typically, when having gone through such an ordeal, this anger will fester for some time thereafter. This article discusses the benefits (to you and your children) of ridding oneself of this anger. 

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Tell the Kids About the Coming Divorce at a Family Meeting

When you can safely say that your marriage isn’t going to work, then consider home based divorce counseling for your children even before downloading the online divorce forms. How? Organize a family meeting to break the news. The article offers suggestions for making a “Divorce” Family Meeting work. 

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Divorced & Co-Parenting: Causing Connection or Conflict

There is another way of viewing joint child custody. If emotions get in the way, then for the sake of a child of divorce, both parents view their relationship in terms of a business, i.e. non-personal. The child is the product & both parents are in the business of “co-parenting”. This article discusses “co-parenting”. 

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Child Custody Rights for Fathers

Until the changes in the U.S. divorce laws during the 1970’s, a father’s role was limited to financial support and the occasional visitation with his children. This was accepted as the norm. This article discusses the onset of child custody rights for the father, child custody battles and joint child custody. 

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Abandonment – A Divorce Issue

For high conflict divorces, we often find a family history of parent or child abandonment. Impact to the child of divorce can be devastating. Examples include overreaction to the death of a pet and depression over a friend moving away. This article explores abandonment as is pertains to divorce and child custody battles.

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Helping Your Kids Handle Divorce

Divorce counselling for children, requires heart-to-heart communication. Children of divorce experience intense pain and trauma when their parents decide to separate. The article focuses on your discussions with your children. Suggestions include using age appropriate language and reassurance. 

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Divorce and Child Custody: What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a divorce parenting document that outlines the schedule or timeshare that will include each parent’s responsibilities to raise their child. A parenting plan can be lengthy and detailed or it can be brief and simple. This article explains the contents and customs of divorce parenting plans. 

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