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Advantages When Parents Choose to Cooperate During/After Divorce:

There are many advantages when parents choose to work together on raising their children after divorce. children have fewer problems more personal satisfaction and less frustration for parents visitations goes much better fewer child-support issues reduced possibility of returning to court it is easier to share responsibility better parent-child relationships less conflict and more often […]

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What Parental Cooperation Does Not Mean:

Once again, when parents cooperate during or after a divorce, it creates an environment where children feel safe, satisfied, and loved. Cooperation does not mean: pumping your children for information about the other parent controlling or trying to control the other parent (as this is usually done by using the child) using the children as […]

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How to Cooperate in Raising the Children After Divorce

Bottom-line, in order for your child to cope with the process of divorce, it requires cooperation between you and the other parent.  Cooperation means: establish a parenting plan which gives access to both parents parents keep ongoing contact with the children so they don’t feel rejected or abandoned parents prepare the children prior to the […]

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Mediation: Parenting Plans

Marital resentments from the past – such as, who caused the separation and/or divorce; who left and why; hurt and anger regarding the other man/woman; disappointment; the desire to reconcile — all have nothing to do with the children and need to be dealt with separately.  Mixing past marital issues with present parenting issues is […]

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Common Sense Parenting

Effective Praise: Remember to praise small steps in the right direction, too! Show your approval. Describe the positive. Give a reason. Reward. (Optional) Preventive Teaching: Practicing what to expect can help to prevent problems before they occur. Describe what you would like. Give a reason. Practice. Corrective Teaching: Avoid nagging and criticizing when your kids […]

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