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An Open Letter to Mom and Dad After My Own Divorce

An Open Letter to Mom and Dad After My Own Divorce

Dear Mom and Dad, Only now after my own marriage has ended can I come to understand what it is like and what it must have been like for you to have made the decision to end yours. In some ways my story seems to mirror yours while in other ways it is as different…

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How to Stop Crying When It’s Not Your Time With The Kids

How to Stop Crying When It’s Not Your Time With The Kids

One of the toughest parts of a separation or divorce is getting through that time when you don’t have your children with you. Wondering if that empty feeling will ever go away, wanting to numb yourself out in order to get through, missing your children beyond belief and hoping that they are happy and safe…

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Why Do Children Misbehave

Why Do Children Misbehave

Time and time again, parents will come into my office, throw up their arms and say, “I’ve had it! I don’t know what to do with my children. They are always fighting and I don’t have the energy to deal with it anymore.” This seems to be a similar sentiment whether these individuals are parenting…

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How to Heal After Divorce

How to Heal After Divorce

It’s time to let go of the anger and hate. It’s time to move through the fear. It’s even time to celebrate. Most of all, it’s time to live a life of happiness. It’s time to let go of the what could have been’s, the should’s, the would’s, the could’s and realize that this is…

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5 Tips for Working with Your Kids’ School During Your Divorce

5 Tips for Working with Your Kids’ School During Your Divorce

Your kids’ teachers and administrators can be allies for you and your child as you go through the divorce process. They can help ease the transition for your kids by providing consistency during the school day. However, many parents going through divorce are embarrassed to talk to teachers and others about their separation. Hiding will…

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Emotional tools

Emotional tools – are yours still working?

I often say that we learn emotional tools from the best, and the best are our parents. As children we are given tools, and sometimes they are healthy and sometimes they are not. We learn through our personal experiences, stories we have heard and how our behaviours are dealt with and/or received. There is no…

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How to Take the Sting Out of Interactions With Your Ex

How to Take the Sting Out of Interactions With Your Ex

Let’s imagine a few scenarios with your ex that can hit you where it hurts and leave you feeling bitter toward your co-parent. Then we’ll break down the behavior to take the sting out and keep things positive and constructive. Scenario 1: You stop by your ex’s to pick up the kids. He or she…

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