Divorce & Children

January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month

by Norris Law Group on January 15, 2014

January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month, according to Kathy Morelli, LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor based in New Jersey. She writes on Examiner.com that January was chosen because more divorces are filed for in January than any other month, and to spotlight how divorce can affect children. Morelli writes that even adults say that divorce is […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Co-Parents (Part 2)

by Norris Law Group on January 10, 2014

Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers suggestions for 10 “New Year’s Resolutions” in Psychology Today about how you can co-parent—and co-exist—peacefully with your ex-spouse, and work with your ex in […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Co-Parents, Part 1

by Norris Law Group on January 9, 2014

Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers suggestions for 10 “New Year’s Resolutions” in Psychology Today about how you can co-parent—and co-exist—peacefully with your ex-spouse, and work with your ex in […]

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How Your Divorce May Affect Your Child’s Schoolwork

by Norris Law Group on January 8, 2014

Divorce can be just as hard on your kids as it is for you. Kristin Kane writes in Parenting Magazine about a study at Ohio State University-Mansfield that found that your children’s self-esteem and academic performance may be affected even before you and your spouse actually split up. The study also found that while self-confidence […]

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Top 20 Tough Realities of Divorce, Part 2

by Norris Law Group on January 7, 2014

Are you a child of divorce who has grown up and is now experiencing divorce in your own marriage? Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers some thoughts in Psychology Today […]

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Top 20 Tough Realities of Divorce, Part 1

by Norris Law Group on January 6, 2014

Are you a child of divorce who has grown up and is now experiencing divorce in your own marriage? Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers some thoughts in Psychology Today […]

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Autism & Divorce

by Norris Law Group on January 2, 2014

What does research reveal about autism and divorce rates? Kimberly Grosso, MBA in Health Care Administration and divorced mother of a son with Asperger’s writes about this topic in an article in Psychology Today. One 2010 study published by Hartley et al. found that parents who had a child with autism had a higher divorce […]

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Keeping Your Ex Involved in Your Child’s Life

by Norris Law Group on January 1, 2014

An article in Parenting Magazine reminds divorcing parents that although you may wish you see your ex-spouse less often as opposed to more, your ex is your child’s parent, too, and barring any abusive behavior on the part of your ex, their relationship continues. After a divorce, both parents will ideally play an active role […]

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Explaining Divorce to Young Children & Toddlers

by Norris Law Group on December 31, 2013

Is there a “good” way to try to explain the realities of divorce to very young children? Trish Thompson, contributing editor to Parenting Magazine, responds to a reader’s question with the following suggestions. Less is more. Young children and toddlers are primarily interested in how the world will be affected by changes within the family. […]

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Discipline After Divorce

by Norris Law Group on December 9, 2013

After a divorce, parents may find themselves further at odds with one another if they try to discipline their child(ren) with two different sets of “house rules.” In an article in Parenting Magazine, Lynn Fredericks offers some guidelines for maintaining stability in multiple households: Practice Teamwork. Make an effort to communicate with your ex and devise […]

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