Children of Divorce: Play and Get Unstuck!

Help your child cope with the challenges of divorce through a fun and interactive video game, designed specifically for children of divorce and legal separation.
Earthquake in Zipland takes your child on an exciting adventure that will enable you to sensitively deal with the psychological effects of divorce on children.
Play therapy video games rebuild communication between a child and his/her divorced parents. Parenting after divorce begins with helping a child open up and adjust to the new reality. As such, Earthquake in Zipland is also a complementary tool for professional child therapy, bibliotherapy and the like… …

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[14 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

I came across this post on Facebook by Sean Whalen, and wanted to share his beautiful and important message:

“This is my ex wife and her husband.
Our 3 kids and their 2 kids.
Tonight they invited me over for dinner.
5 years ago she and I had to have a police escort just to pick up and drop off our kids.
We only communicated through lawyers.
I wanted to punch her boyfriend (now her husband).
Tonight we broke bread, laughed, played with the kids and had a great evening.
Never give up friends.
PEACE is …

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
5 Pieces Of Parenting Advice To Help Children Adjust Post-Divorce

Whether you were involved in an amicable or high-conflict split, as parents it is incumbent upon you to see your children through this difficult time with as little disruption as possible.
Joshua Stern at the Huffington Post offers 5 pieces of parenting advice to help you do just that.
From the article:
“1. Be consistent. Creating stability post-divorce is critical. As children begin traveling back and forth between two houses, it is important for them to know what you expect of them. Establishing a unified set of rules, such as a curfew, bedtime, and time allotted for playing …

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[23 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
11 Tips For Teens And Adults Coping With Their Parents’ Divorce

Watching your parents divorce is painful no matter your age, but much of the research and advice on how to cope is dedicated to children. What happens to people who are teenagers or adults when their parents divorce? Their survival guide to a parental split looks a bit different than what’s recommended for children, according to experts.
Click the following link for 11 tips on how to get through this major life change as a teen or adult from therapists and experts on divorce:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-tips-for-teens-and-adults-coping-with-their-parents-divorce_us_57c9d989e4b0e60d31df25b5?

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[15 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]
An Age-by-Age Guide for Talking to Kids About Divorce

The news that Mom and Dad are separating hits a two-year-old and a 10-year-old differently. Here’s how to help them handle it at any age.
SOURCE: Today’s Parent
Two thoughtful parents once sat their preschooler down to tell him about their upcoming divorce. Carefully and gently, they told him that Mommy and Daddy were going to stop living together and would now live in different houses, but he would still see both of them regularly. They finished with the most important point of all, that Mom and Dad both still loved him, and asked if he had …

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[4 Jul 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Divorce - Will Your Children Survive?

Divorce can be extremely difficult and frankly traumatic for children. What you do and how you do it will determine how well your child deals with your divorce.
KidsHealth.org has a great set of tips that any couple facing this situation should follow.  The article is presented below:
Helping Kids Cope
Divorce brings numerous changes and a very real sense of loss. Many kids — and parents — grieve the loss of the kind of family they had hoped for, and children especially miss the presence of a parent and the family life they had. That’s why …

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[26 Apr 2016 | One Comment | ]

Unfortunately, child custody battles are often part of bitter divorces. If you and your spouse can’t reach an agreement about custody, you need to prepare yourself in the event that your custody case goes to trial.
Today, it can no longer be assumed that the mother will get custody of the children. Instead, what judges consider during a custody trial is based on the “best interests of the child”, and they try to give custody to the parent who will provide the best environment and upbringing for the children.
To win your child custody case, you will …