If you have a custody order in place, you may know by now that it does not always cover everything. This does not mean it is not a good order, it simply means that there will always be unforeseen circumstances where parents have to use common sense and exercise good judgment rather than relying on a document for guidance. If you have a strained relationship with your child's other parent, this can be challenging.
The adage "life happens," is common for a reason. We cannot always control what happens in our lives, and we often have to adjust to changes as they come.
Nowadays, many parents agree on one thing - screen time and technology have become significant obstacles to parenting. They worry about the amount of time that their children spend in front of the phone, computer or television screens.
The relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is often a special one. Therefore, many grandparents might become concerned about seeing their grandchildren when they hear about their child's divorce.
Even if parents agree to divorce, the process of ending a marriage can be incredibly stressful and create tension within the family. It is still only natural for spouses to harbor some sadness, anger or resentment.
Whether one parent relocates for a job, to take care of their ailing parent or because of a new marriage, they might find themselves farther away from their children than they would like to be. However, it is still possible for parents to be involved in their child's life, even if they live out of state.
Nowadays, it seems there really is an app for everything. There are apps for anything from stress relief to budgeting, and now even parenting.
As we welcome November, we also welcome the busy holiday season. This time causes many newly-divorced parents to wonder how they should approach the holidays after their divorce.
During and after the divorce process, parents will likely not live together. It may take some time for divorced parents to grow accustomed to living on their own and in their own space again.
When parents decide to get a divorce, their first concerns usually revolve around their children. They wonder what the custody arrangement will be and how much one-on-one parenting time they will have with their children after the divorce.