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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[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 …

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[28 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
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, a recent study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that divorced or widowed people have 20 percent more chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer than married people.
Another study in Psychological Science claimed …

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[27 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Focus on Kids: The Effects of Divorce on Children

By Karen DeBord, Ph.D. Child Development Specialist North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Parents who are going through divorce often believe that shielding children from the stress of the situation is in the children’s best interest. But regardless of their parents’ good intentions, children often find themselves caught in an emotional whirlpool during these times. Instead of protection, they need support and reassurance during this temporarily stressful time. This guide will help you understand the stress that children often feel when their parents divorce.
A Common Understanding
Parents dealing with a divorce want to protect their children from the …

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[13 Jan 2016 | 14 Comments | ]
Child Custody Rights for Fathers

By Dr. Reena Sommer
In the past when a couple divorced, a father’s role was limited to financial support and the occasional visitation with his children. Until the changes in the divorce laws during the 1970’s, this state of affairs prevailed and for the most part, was accepted as the norm. Custody battles were almost unheard of and the status of fathers as “weekend Dads” went virtually unchallenged.
In the 1970’s divorce laws in many western countries underwent a major overhaul. One of the most significant changes was making both parents responsible for the care of children …

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[29 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Telling Your Kids About the Divorce: Tips for a Necessary Conversation

Parents who are in a separation or divorce process often feel understandable feelings of overwhelm and trepidation about telling their children what is happening. Still, children greatly benefit when they receive accurate and clear information; without facts, they may answer their own questions and fill the void with inaccuracies and assumptions.
Each family’s conversation will be unique and individual. However, there are some general tips that will apply to all families preparing for this dialogue. Here are some of them:
1. Plan the conversation in advance and decide which parent will say what in the conversation.
2. Have …