#Parenting After Divorce

It Has Been 20 Years Since My Divorce, And I Am Better For It

Linda Simpson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Twenty-five years ago I would have told you I was the luckiest woman in the world. I was married to my best friend who I adored and had two wonderful sons. I had it all including the home and picket fence. As it turned out, there was no luck in my marriage. The marital secrets he revealed crippled me emotionally for years after the breakup.

13 Ways To Feel Less Stressed During A Difficult Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Living

You aren't alone.

Badmouthing Your Co-Parent Can Have Lasting Consequences

Anna Giannone | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Business
Anna Giannone

Becoming a co-parent is a life-changing experience. It's like jumping off a cliff and hoping for the best. At the beginning, it was challenging to refrain from criticizing the other parent in front of our child. I knew it was wrong because, as a child, I remembered my parents doing the same.

Co-Parent in Harmony With These Communication Tips

Anna Giannone | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Ex spouses with children need to learn how to communicate in a way that will allow them to go forward as parenting-partners for their children. You never want your children to have to choose sides. So how can you go about becoming a better Co-parent and live in harmony?

How To Tell Your Children You're Getting a Divorce

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Allow your children time to grieve and remain open to ongoing conversations after the big announcement. If your children are asking you questions, this is positive. Encourage further conversations and be open to their questions, thoughts, and feelings. You may want to consider setting up a time for the children to talk with a therapist at some point.

15 Tips for Managing a Divorce Over Christmas

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Children may worry they are being disloyal if they start to have too much fun with one parent. They also worry about the parent that they are not with, wondering if that parent is okay. Sometimes they just deeply miss the parent they are not with. The familiar traditions may be gone and this can leave the children feeling as though something or someone is missing.

We Don't Want to Make the Same Mistakes Our Mothers Did

Katie Boland | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I think people my age, more than generations previously, have friendships with their parents. You talk about things you maybe shouldn't. For women our age, there is less of a physical and intellectual generation gap between mothers and daughters.

10 Ways to Keep Children Happy During a Divorce

BabyPost | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

It is not news that divorce rates are on the rise. Single parent and blended families have become the norm in recent years. Divorces are never easier, even more so when children are involved and tend to affect children the hardest. Tammy Daughtry, CEO of Co-Parenting International and Co-Parenting Coach has advice to ease the divorce process on your children.