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Preparing for the Upcoming Holidays

November 6th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will soon be upon us. Surviving the holiday season while going through a divorce, navigating life post-divorce, and/or co-parenting can be daunting. Here are a few tips to keep the holiday season bright.

  1. Don’t Over plan

Try to keep your holiday plans simple and low key. You will thank yourself later!

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School Success for Children of Divorce Part II

October 30th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Think of the other parent as your business partner

““Parents need to communicate as co-parents. Think of being a co-parent like being a business partner. This will take emotion out of the equation,” says Garon. She suggests that parents agree to communicate once a week and always away from the child. They should agree ahead of time about the topics of the conversation and keep their focus on what is going to help their child be successful in school.

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School Success for Children of Divorce Part I

October 27th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Divorce is often painful for everyone involved. Children often feel caught in the middle, and the stress can affect their performance in school. So how do you set your kids up for success as you navigate this lifestyle shift? Experts say that “with good communication, effective planning, heightened awareness of problems that might arise, and time to iron out the difficulties,

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Trick or Treat Tips for Divorced Parents

October 23rd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

What’s the trick to making Halloween memories with your family when you’re divorced? It doesn’t have to be hard to make the holiday a treat! Remember, this holiday is about your kids, not you and your ex. Here are some tips to help keep the peace and make a happy Halloween a reality.

Plan. Always plan ahead and communicate with your ex when it comes to holidays.

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Planning Ahead for Extracurricular Activities

October 13th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Lay the Groundwork: Your child may not be involved in sports just yet but it’s important to consider extracurricular activities that may come in the not so distant future during your divorce negotiations. “Talk to your divorce lawyer about how to factor in these kinds of expenses. In your settlement talks, you might consider addressing such issues as: how will you split payment for lessons (any kinds of lessons: from art to music to sports)?

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Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

September 12th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Establish boundaries

And stick to your guns! You can still be courteous and make your limits known (and enforce them!) Narcissists don’t like other people creating boundaries for them but it’s necessary to show your children that they can deal with them just like anyone else. Be patient, hold your ground, and know that you’re setting an example for your kids.

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