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Tagged: parenting and divorce

Co-parenting with a Bad Role Model

Co-parenting with a Bad Role Model

When you want your children to grow up with strong Christian values but their other parent isn’t on board it can be more than infuriating. It can be a dilemma. It’s especially a dilemma if your children’s other parent is an active influence in their lives.

In an ideal world, divorced parents work together for the good of their children. But, the words divorce and ideal aren’t a natural match. And, if your ex has committed adultery, has an addiction problem, or lacks integrity, your children are subject to have those influences in their lives.

No wonder you’re concerned.

On the one hand, […]

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Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce (parenting)

Having your marriage fail is hard in so many ways it can be overwhelming.  You have a lot to deal with emotionally, spiritually, and logistically.   And, if you have children my guess is that you are also worried about how they will be, or have been, affected.

No wonder.  You know that kids are always the victims of divorce.  Divorce happens whether they like it or not.  It changes their lives.

Yet, there are many things you can do to help your children cope with divorce.

I want to share a post with you from a blog called Thoughts in Progress.  There Mason […]

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Divorce: Your Ex’s New Girlfriend and Your Children

Divorce: Your Ex’s New Girlfriend and Your Children

My ex is already dating and he wants to introduce our children to this new woman.  I don’t want her to have anything to do with my children,” says Katie.

Katie’s ex-husband Tom is moving on with his new life and that new life includes a new woman. Katie finds being replaced so easily to be infuriating. She also has a myriad of fears about Tom’s new girlfriend becoming a part of the lives of her children.

Anger and fear shake Katie to the core. She isn’t prepared for this part of the reality of divorce. How dare he want to […]

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Creating Meaningful Moments for Children of Separation & Divorce

Creating Meaningful Moments for Children of Separation & Divorce

“I hope you sleep real good,
have real sweet dreams,
feel good in the morning,
and I love you!”

Daddy’s Ditty

My Dad was a wonderful daddy in many ways. From the time I can remember, the last thing he said to me at bedtime were the words above. It was his little goodnight ditty, always followed by a hug.

As we grew up, Dad made the ritual interactive. Either he or I would start the ditty at bedtime and then we would alternate saying lines. He made it personal, saying it with me and saying it again with my sister.

I always loved that […]

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3 Ways You Can $abotage Your Kids Because of Divorce

3 Ways You Can $abotage Your Kids Because of Divorce

Do you find yourself spending a lot of money on your kids?  More than before separation or divorce? 

I’m not talking about spending money on life’s essentials or the occasional treat. 

I’m talking about trying to ease the impact of divorce by buying stuff and even spending lavishly.

If so, see if you can find yourself below…

Are You Trying to Buy Your Kids’ Love?

When you split it’s logical to be concerned about keeping a positive connection with your children.  This is especially true if you’re not the custodial parent.  You want your kids […]

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