What Nobody Tells You About Being an Adult Child of Divorce – Written by Jenny Kutner, Senior Staff Writer at Mic

What Nobody Tells You About Being an Adult Child of Divorce Right before my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, an adult close to their relationship told my dad that he needed to get a divorce. That “adult” was none other than me, his then-22-year-old daughter. My dad’s relationship with my mom had started souring

Guide to Step-parenting & Blended Families/How to Bond with Stepchildren and Deal with Stepfamily Issues – Written by Gina Kemp, M.A., Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Lawrence Robinson

When families “blend” to create stepfamilies, things rarely progress smoothly. Some children may resist changes, while parents can become frustrated when the new family doesn’t function like their previous family. While changes to family structure require adjustment time for everyone involved, these guidelines can help blended families work out their growing pains and live together

Parenting with your Ex post-divorce :: How to Successfully Co-Parent – Written by Rosalind Sedacca

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry tells us children of divorce do best when both of their parents continue to be actively involved in their lives. It’s the ongoing connection that makes the positive difference for these children, minimizing the fact that their parents no longer live together. That’s why co-parenting is universally

Top 10 Rules for Divorced Parents – By Shirley Cress Dudley, MA LPC NCC – Director of The Blended and Step Family Resource Center

1 – Don’t send messages to your ex-spouse through the kids Your children have been through some major changes- mom and dad not living together, divorce, and now visitation back and forth between the houses. They do not need to be involved in adult discussions or arguments. 2 – Keep contact to a minimum One

Seven Tips for Planning Summer Holidays: A Co-parenting Guide – Written by Dyan Eybergen BA, RN

Working out a schedule to accommodate their children’s summer holidays can be a gruelling task for most divorced parents. Co-parents who can work together to meet the individual needs of their children are much more successful with formulating mutually agreed upon plans. Here are seven guidelines for making your co-parenting summer holidays fun for everyone: