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    Using Your Parenting Plan For Summer Vacation Using Your Parenting Plan For Summer Vacation

    Using Your Parenting Plan For Summer Vacation

Using Your Parenting Plan For Summer Vacation

by R. Ortiz

Summer is that magical time in a child’s life when there is no school. For divorced dads, it usually means a switch in the child custody plan.

Planning family vacations and other key dates in your child’s summer lead to many questions such as when can we go on vacation, is there a maximum amount of days the kids can be gone, and are there restrictions on where we can go?

You’ll want to refer to your parenting plan as every single plan is written differently […]

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    Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

    Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

by Greg Lenacher

Children treasure holiday traditions and they are grieving just as you are but they are not as well equipped to deal with the emotional turmoil that they are facing. Even if past holidays were marked by fighting and strife the children will remember only the good times. As the parent you should make this time of year as stress-free as possible for the children. In the paragraphs that follow I will outline some ways to make your first holiday season as a single parent […]

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    Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

    Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

by Joy Cipoletti

 

The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day in Western culture (the “holidays”) is tough for anyone going through divorce. The whole family experiences tremendous upheaval experienced in life after divorce which turns traditional holiday plans on end, especially if there are children involved.

One parent will usually have custody for a holiday such as Thanksgiving while the other will be left alone. If holiday celebrations generally involved time with one side of the family, or the former couple hosted the holiday festivities, the divorced couple […]

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    Suggested Reading List for Divorce Suggested Reading List for Divorce

    Suggested Reading List for Divorce

Suggested Reading List for Divorce

Clients often ask for a reading list to help not only themselves but their children understand and manage their emotions during this time.

Here are some books that you may find helpful:

For the adult going through divorce…

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher

Rebuilding Workbook: When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher

The late Bruce Fisher was well-known for his “Rebuilding Relationships” seminars. This classic bestseller explains the nineteen “divorce process rebuilding blocks” – from denial, fear, and anger to adaptation, loneliness, […]