Category Archives: Parenting

Child Informed Mediation

Divorce or separation annually buffets and bruises more than one million children in the United States, so many parents turn to interventions such as family mediation to mitigate the damage. Family mediation has been widely promoted as a better alternative … Continue reading

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The Modern Day Divorced Dad

The divorced father contributes to his children’s health and well being by maintaining a healthy relationship with his former partner and providing emotional and financial support, monitoring and disciplining his children and being a reliable and loving presence in their … Continue reading

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The Impact of Parental Child Abduction

According to the Department of Justice, about 200,000 family abductions occur each year and that 6 percent of these last for longer than six months. The children of parents waging a custody battle, or those arguing about visitation are most … Continue reading

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Parent-Child Reunification

Parent-Child Reunification therapy tries to help parents and children explore and rebuild a lost relationship.  Parent-Child Reunification therapy typically requires a court order naming a therapist and specifying the services to be provided.  

As a rule, the therapy begins with … Continue reading

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Is Divorce Bad for Children?

Researchers have found that only a relatively small percentage of children experience serious problems following divorce or as adults, according to Hal Arkowitz, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, and Scott O. Lilienfeld is a psychology … Continue reading

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New Parents Preventing Divorce

The divorce rate in the United States has been on the decline for 30- years, according to social scientists, but one group of married couples remain at risk: young couples who become parents in the first seven years of their … Continue reading

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Suicide and Adult Children Who Experienced Divorce

Children of broken homes run an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, with boys particularly vulnerable to the effects of marital breakups, according to a study, “Suicidal Ideation Among Individuals Whose Parents Have Divorced.” Dr. Esme Fuller-Thompson, a professor at the … Continue reading

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After Unmarried Parents Part

Effective co-parenting among unmarried parents is a “key predictor of children’s behavior problems,” according to Julia S. Goldberg and Marcia J. Carlson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In their 2013 study “Co-Parenting and Child Wellbeing after Unmarried Parents Part,” Goldberg … Continue reading

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Multiple Divorces Strain Kids

Parents who marry and divorce more than once can cause problems for their children because the more divorces and remarriages a child lives through, the more likely he or she is to divorce as an adult. “Children who go through … Continue reading

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Breadwinning Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads

Even in progressive homes, spouses grapple with gender roles and housekeeping chores. Most Americans support egalitarian family structures, yet couples find it difficult to split all responsibilities even-steven. So division of labor is often the more pragmatic solution: One spouse – very … Continue reading

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