Tag Archives: Parents

May 29, 2017

Teaching Your Kids About Money – Teenagers

Sometimes your teenage children think they know everything. Do they know that if they saved the $6 they spend each day on a super antioxidant smoothie (or caramel macchiato), in 8 years they could buy a 4-door sedan in soul Continue reading…

August 17, 2016

Please Don’t Argue in Front of ANYONE’S Kids at Swimming Lessons

My husband and I were taking our kids to swimming lessons when we saw a man and woman standing outside the facility arguing.  The anger and negative energy were palpable.  While still in the parking lot, we met up with Continue reading…

August 10, 2016

Heading Back-to-School This Fall

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

It may feel like it should still be the middle of June and that school just let out, but the harsh reality is that back-to-school season is upon us. Co-parenting is hard enough during the summer when schedules are flexible Continue reading…

August 4, 2016

Connecting with People Instead of Profiles

Making online connections is easier than ever with modern social media apps. It is not necessary to know someone at all, let alone to know them well, in order to see their profiles and get an idea of who they Continue reading…

December 21, 2015

For Better or For Worse: Marriage According to the Simpsons, Part I

Categories: DivorceMental Health

I’ve been thinking about how much challenge it can be to make a marriage work and keep it working. That had me start thinking about one of America’s most dysfunctional couples who happen the be a pretty good model what Continue reading…

October 26, 2015

Twin Cities Fun on a Single Parent Budget

Looking for some Twin Cities fun on a budget? Going from a duel income to a single income is not only difficult, but can bring on many emotions, especially if it leaves you feeling inadequate with providing for your children. Continue reading…

October 21, 2015

Helping Children Cope with the Stress of Divorce

Your divorce probably has you feeling like everything is beyond your control. Now imagine the lack of control your children are feeling. Yesterday they had a family with two parents living under the same roof, and today their family life Continue reading…

September 18, 2015

3 Ways to Support Children in Divorce

Divorce is a challenging life experience for children, and parents worry what the impact will be on their children’s lives.  Based on my work with families of divorce, I have three specific suggestions for how parents can empathetically support their Continue reading…

September 14, 2015

Co-Parenting with a Narcissistic Ex

Categories: Divorce

Co-parenting can be challenging even in the most amicable divorces, but there are some personalities disorders that make co-parenting downright difficult. Among these include, but are not limited to: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder. We are Continue reading…

August 16, 2015

The Fallacy of Fifty-Fifty Parenting

One of the most common requests we hear from divorcing clients with children, is that they want fifty-fifty parenting. What this does is collapse quantity with quality. The two are not synonymous. When it is being said by a father, Continue reading…