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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[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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[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 …

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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 …