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Resiliency in Co-Parenting

Resiliency in Co-Parenting

You are able to affect things by being more prepared for what this crazy world is going to throw at you. Challenges are destined to happen, you will struggle from time to time, but you will have successes too; And the more knowledgeable you are about your circumstances and situation, the better prepared you are [...]

The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

123RF "Put the blame on Mame. That sums up how many of the women with stepchildren I interviewed for my book, Stepmonster, felt about the stepmother role. They told me: "The kids are hostile and rejecting no matter what I do. I know it's not their fault. But it's as if I'm not supposed to have [...]

What is ‘Malicious Parent Syndrome’

What is ‘Malicious Parent Syndrome’

Divorce and custody proceedings are often high-stress, contentious events that can cause extreme behavior on the part of those involved. Some cases have resulted in situations tied to what was often called "malicious mother syndrome" but is now referred to as "malicious parent syndrome." This syndrome was first theorized by the psychologist Ira Turkat to describe a [...]

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Coparenting Tip: Never let your storm get your kids wet.It goes without saying that Coparenting and parenting struggles affect our children... whether we intend for them to or not... We may be doing everything we can to insure that issues don’t have impact on the kids, but they do.Your tone of voice, your body language, [...]

Co-parenting – It’s Not About Perfect

Co-parenting – It’s Not About Perfect

Co-parenting is a learned art... you're not born with all the knowledge you need to make your co-parenting relationship a successful one. No one is ever fully prepared for all the trials and tribulations that come with co-parenting, let alone a situation that is high conflict. Biological parent or stepparent, it's a learning curve. One [...]

Improving Coparenting Realistically

Improving Coparenting Realistically

I talked to so many amazing stepmoms today going through complex blended family issues, and have been busy following up with those that have reached out, as well as those that are currently seeking advice, information and even counseling! But one conversation stuck out... and there was a statement that was made by a fellow [...]

Quote Of The Day #4 – On Standards

Quote Of The Day #4 – On Standards

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrepBhJp_A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Today we talk about standards. Part of having standards is communicating those standards with those that you have relationships with, as well as those you coparent with. Initially it may feel like you're giving more information than what is needed. But we have to remember that people aren't aware of who we are, what [...]