Category Archives: Children of divorce

Importance of Child Therapy During Divorce

Child talking with child therapist.
Frequently we see that our clients’ children struggle with emotions when trying to process their parents’ divorce. This struggle may show up as emotional withdrawal, unwanted behavior or a regression in previously mastered skills. Children may struggle with the thought that their living arrangement is changing, the need to attend a new school, the thought that they have to “pick”… Read More

When Going Through a Divorce, Who’s Responsible for Your Children’s College Education?

Jar of money sitting next to college books.
When you are starting to go down the path of divorce, there are many things to keep in mind, especially when you have children. No matter your children’s current age, you and your partner should plan for their future. One never knows if their future will include college or beyond. When you are paying child support, your payments can be… Read More

Creating a Holiday Schedule for the Kids During (and After) Divorce

Young boy and girl sitting down with white lights behind them.
With the holidays in full swing, we often see couples who are divorcing struggle with the all-time stressful seasonal question – Who gets the kids for the holidays? It’s one of the top questions that comes up during the collaborative divorce process. Our team of professionals– divorce coaches, mental health therapists and child specialists–along with input from the couple and… Read More

Nesting: A Child Centered Solution

Big sister hugging little brother while sitting on chair.
The most common concern I hear from divorcing parents is “will our children be ok?” They also frequently want to know what the best parenting plan is. My answer is always that if there was a perfect parenting plan, we would all be using it, but there isn’t. However, the best parenting plan is the one you can both agree… Read More

Adult Children and Divorce

Mother consoling daughter.
Gray Divorce, divorce over the age of fifty, doubled between 1990 and 2010 and is expected to triple by 2030.  This means there are a lot of adult children who are experiencing divorce as their parents move on from each other. Adult children experience a wide range of emotions as their parents separate, sell the family home, start dating new… Read More

How To Help Your Kids Through the Anxiety of Divorce

Mother hugging little boy with teddy bear.
When you find yourself going through a divorce, you are busy dealing with your emotional well-being. However, it’s also imperative not to overlook your children’s emotional well-being, no matter their age. When you choose to utilize the collaborative divorce process, you and your spouse will have a child mental health specialist available to you who is versed in helping with… Read More

Divorcing in the Month of Love

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February is the month of love. Do you have concern about divorce process? Collaborative San Diego can help you, contact us today at (858) 472-4022 to schedule a consultation! But what if love is lost? What if instead of falling in love, or being in love, you are facing the end of love or the transition from marriage to divorce?… Read More

Helping Children of Divorce Through the Holiday Season

Children holding holiday cookies
For children who are part of a family where divorce has occurred, the holidays are filled with many emotions and may be hard to navigate through. Here are some suggestions to help your children get through the holiday season: Don’t ignore the emotions that they are feeling due to the divorce Be willing to listen without judgment Don’t speak negatively… Read More

Who Gets the Kids for Holiday Vacation?

Mother with son and daughter (wearing Santa hats) on lap reading a Christmas story.
When you are in the middle of getting divorced and have kids, if you are not careful, they can have a stressful holiday vacation. It is not healthy for a child to be thrust into the middle of a divorce and forced to pick sides or choose who they stay with during the Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. But, when you… Read More

How to Help Your Children Through the Holidays During Your Divorce – Join Us for Divorce Options San Diego Workshop, December 7

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With the holidays upon us it is important to help your children make it through happily. Join us on December 7 to learn tips on co-parenting as well as sharing custody during the holidays. Learn more about our workshops and RSVP here.… Read More