Hello,I am new to blogging but I have heard it is a good way to get opinions "outside of the box" or different points of view. So, I decided to give this a try to see if there is anyone else out there that is having some what of a difficult time as I am. Background:I am a mom of 3 teenage girls. I have been divorced for almost 8 years and before that I was separated for 2 years. Our custody arrangement is that I have the girls one week and he gets them the following week. Holiday's are determined by what our divorce decree states. ...more
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What divorced parents should never do.Being a divorced parent is, for me, the most challenging aspect of divorce. It has been tougher than I ever imagined to be a single parent. You can't split up the parenting roles. There's no one but you. You are either good cop or bad cop. Some days you just wonder what the hell you are doing....more
I’M ONE OF THOSE "DISNEYLAND DADS" WHO DOESN’T GET TO SEE MY KIDS VERY OFTEN. WHY SHOULD I WASTE OUR PRECIOUS TIME ON HOMEWORK OR CHORES?photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: I would suspect this may be a common feeling among divorced parents who share custody and don’t see their kids on a daily basis....more
MY KID DESPERATELY WANTS TO BE LIKE HIS FATHER (MY EX-HUSBAND) BUT HIS FATHER IS NOT A GOOD ROLE MODEL. WHAT CAN I DO?photocreditDR. SUSAN RUTHERFORD: It’s important that a divorced parent is careful about what she says about the other parent to their child....more
When was the last time you checked your emergency contact information at your child's school?
For divorced parents this is often more complicated than for married couples. Each parent needs to take responsibility for ensuring that the school has up-to-date information. Not only that, you need to give very clear instructions that BOTH parents are to be contacted in the event of an emergency.