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Parenting Pearls: Taking care of yourself after divorce

LIVING: Attending to physical and emotional health after divorce plays important role in adjustment for parents and children. With Stephanie Holland, Psy.D. – Divorce is one of the most stressful events that can occur in life. It often represents the loss of hopes and dreams, not only for you, but for your children as well. Give yourself […]

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Parenting in separation & divorce

LIVING: Stop fighting and start parenting to help children heal after divorce. – The top three parenting skills that predict children’s overall happiness, health and success are: 1. Love and affection 2. Stress Management 3. Positive Relationship Modeling These basic skills are essential for a child’s long-term psychological well-being.  Without these life lessons, children are very likely to develop […]

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PARENTING PEARLS: What children need from their parents

LIVING: Successful parenting teaches children that that personal accomplishment is its own reward.   What Makes a Successful Parent? In the last 25 we have seen a sharp increase in the self-esteem scores and glowing academic report cards of our youth. However, when we review objective measures of children’s “success,” we find that there is a decline […]

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Sociologist Margaret Pickard educates divorced parents about easing their children’s turmoil in difficult circumstances.  Photo courtesy of Margaret Pickard, family mediator

LIVING: Parenting Generation Zzzzz

PARENTING: Family responsibilities prepare children for the real world – Social scientists report that we are, quite literally, raising the Zzzz generation. Children born in the ten-year period starting in the early 1990s, through the beginning of the 21st century, are referred to by social scientists as “Generation Z.”  Characterized by digital dependence, members of […]

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PARENTING: Be your best

Living: Family mediator Margaret Pickard shares Parenting Pearls – J.K. Rowling, the author of the wildly popular Harry Potter series, advised Harvard graduates at the school’s 2008 commencement, that while she did not always follow the advice of her parents, she did not blame them for their noble hopes and desires for her.[i]  Rowling noted […]

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