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How To Help Your Children Through A Divorce

Going through a divorce can be tough for everyone, but not only is it tough for you and your partner, its just as triggering for your children. It’s important that even though you’re going through it, you consider your children in this turmoil too. They’re your responsibility, and therefore you owe it to them to look after them properly. Here are some tips to help your children through a divorce.

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The Pros & Cons of Children’s Media Device Usage

If you have read me for any length of time, you know that I am not a big fan of television for kids. I am a “mafia dad,” a name given to me by my teenage daughter, for collecting, monitoring and restricting technology use in our house. If you can believe it, during most of my kids’ early years, …

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Children Never Outgrow Negative Effects of Divorce

For years, you kept your family together through hidden conflicts and unspoken conflict. Maybe you knew the day would come when you and your spouse would call it quits. Perhaps you even discussed it. One day, the last child leaves to begin his own life with his new family.

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How Kids and Parents Benefit from Support Groups

Last month, we gave tips on how divorced parents can benefit from joining a single-parent organization. Those reasons included: building a support system, gaining child care options, and vacation buddies. But what about your children? Can they benefit from that organization? Yes, they can.

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Surviving (and Thriving) Post-Divorce Dating

Your divorce is over. You’ve taken time to digest and decompress your situation. You want to return to socializing. You want to date again. But how to get started? What are the new dating rules? How do you avoid the pitfalls that befall so many other dads in your situation? Most divorced dads fear reentering the dating world. Probably topping the list is the uncertainty of how their children will respond.

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Divorce Questions from the Mouth of Babes

There are few parenting moments more difficult than having to answer your kids’ questions about the divorce. No matter how much you prepared yourself for their inevitable confusion, those moments still manage to catch you off guard. How are you supposed to help them wrap their heads around life after divorce…

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10 Kid Concerns You NEED to Know Before Divorcing

Parents considering divorce face far more considerations than do childless couples. Their actions affect far more than in-laws and friends. They also can’t make a ‘clean break,’ since for the next few (if not several) years, they will be…

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A 16 Year Old Teen Cell Phone Contract

My Dearest Caitlyn, I am very pleased with the improvement of grades this past six weeks of three A’s and one B. This is a metaphoric improvement of the previous six weeks from which we had a failing grade. Please keep up the good work and continue to make school and band a priority. Below are the revised access times with your cell phone.

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Positive Kid Reasons of Divorce

When you go through divorce, much is made of the negative effects on the children. Sometimes, it makes the divorcing parents feel even worse, and maybe even depressed. While it is without question one of the hardest aspects on children, there can be some positive kid reasons of divorce.

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Divorced Parents Kids Want You to Know…

Let’s hear from the kids. Too often we talk about each other, and what we think kids of divorced parents should want, and what we think they want. But today, we’re turning the blog over to them. Much of this is common sense, others are surprising. The important thing is that they are talking, and we are listening.

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How to Tell Your Kids You are Getting Remarried? Part 2

You have called your children together for a major announcement. You’ve removed all the distractions; you have their attention. They know you’ve been dating this woman for a while, and you like her. Of course, you’ve dated others who have come in and out of your life, never to see them again. But hey, it was fun. However, this one is different.

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How to Tell Your Kids You are Getting Remarried? Part 1

You’ve been divorced for a while, and you’ve slowly rebuilt your personal and maybe even professional life. You’ve settled into a new arrangement with your children, which may include a new school and home; you have put much of the divorce’s emotional trauma behind you. You’ve even taken the big plunge and started dating again.

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Beyond Divorce to Co-Parenting

Few new situations work from the start; that new job, a move, even the joy of buying a longed-for car can temporarily *“throw us off our game.”* For a while. But we eventually work out the rough spots, develop a routine, and ultimately get comfortable in our new surroundings.

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Teen GPA Talk: Good Grades Give You MORE Options

The first nine years of school have been nothing more than prep work for their high school GPA. Remember colleges will look at all four years of grades and that includes their 9th grade year. In addition to grades, now is the time to start taking the right classes for college. Here are some tips to consider.

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Teen Sex Talk: Purity Offers the Best FUTURE Option

The 2011 Center for Disease Control reveals that nearly half of all high school students reported having had sex. One in three claimed to have sex during the last three months and half of the 19 million new cases of STD are among these same young people.

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Mocha Dad’s Fatherhood Roundtable Discussion Session IV

Now is the time to be the very best person you can be. As a dad, your influence on your kids will be far greater than your wife’s. Your child’s success, promiscuity, drug problem, integrity, and grades will be in direct proportion to your active involvement in their lives.

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