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Grandparents’ Rights

The Fight for Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Should grandparents have visitation rights to their grandchildren? Many say they should. After all, a divorce limits both parents’ time with their shared children, and this can therefore mean that a grandparent, who once was close to her grandchildren, is denied any relationship with them at all. Many grandparents …

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Create a Family Mission Statement to Strengthen Your Relationship

Mission Possible, Your Family A family mission statement is a description of a family’s reason for existing. It explains your family’s purpose, goals, and standards. Your family mission statement should be a unified expression of all the members of your family. Sharing a vision bonds people. So why should mission statements be just for businesses? …

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Why Are We So Stressed? Floridian’s Stress Levels Rank High.

Floridians’ Stress Levels Rank High Among U.S. States According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is the 11th most stressed state in the country. But there’s more to this story. In determining stress levels, researchers analyzed the following criteria: average hours of work per week, the percentage of adults getting adequate sleep, percentage of …

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Our Family Wizard

As a promoter of positive co-parenting relationships, I strongly believe that even if you did not succeed as a married couple, you can still co-parent effectively post-divorce. Sometimes, that takes different tools for different people. Much to my dismay, my ex-husband and I have some tension in co-parenting. We simply do not communicate well and …

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The Stepparent: What level of involvement in parenting is appropriate?

What role does a stepparent have in parenting?   Integrating a stepparent into an already established family structure can be a sensitive, and potentially stressful, situation. What do you do when a conflict arises between parent and stepparent, or between stepparent and child? I’m here to assure you that there is no one-answer-fits-all, only what …

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Asking Divorce Questions: Is Collaboration Right For You?

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Choosing Collaboration For Your Divorce Process.   Divorce is stressful. Before you even begin your divorce, you must choose how you want to get divorced. Litigation, mediation, cooperation, collaboration . . . there are numerous options. So, is collaboration the right process for you? Answer the following questions to determine …

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Dating With Kids: When Should I Introduce My New Partner To My Children?

As I entered the world of dating, I became worried about how I would involve my children in the idea of dating. Everything seemed very cut and dried. You either wait to introduce your children to your boyfriend or you don’t. My initial thoughts were that you should wait and that, if you don’t, well, …

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