Category Archives: Children of divorce

How To Help Your Kids Through the Anxiety of Divorce

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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

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

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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?

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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

How to Protect Grandparents’ Rights

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The majority of grandparents want to be involved in the lives of their grandkids. Most had great experiences raising their own kids and wish to continue being a source of support and unconditional love for their family. If you’re being denied accessibility to your grandkids you may not have many options in the State of California. Grandparents have rights, but… Read More

What do Children Worry About During Divorce?

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The transition from marriage to divorce may be daunting for parents, but kids may also have their own concerns in regard to the divorce. The family structure is being changed in a big way; therefore, they might have fears and concerns in regard to this life change. Both parents are well served by sustaining a sense of security within their… Read More

Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parents

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For children to succeed at school, they need consistency, transparency and congruency throughout the year. The collaborative divorce process can help you and your spouse address school issues before they arise and develop a co-parenting plan to help. It’s best to have a “who, what, when and where” age-appropriate discussion about school schedules with your children. Having these types of… Read More

How Do We Manage Summer Vacation with Our Kids

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When you have shared custody of your children with your co-parent, things can get overwhelming trying to make sure both of you get to enjoy summertime activities with your kids. Here are some tips that can help you keep the line of communication open with your ex-partner: Get everyone on the same page early on by getting everyone’s input and… Read More

What is the Psychological Impact of Divorce on Kids?

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Divorce causes emotional turmoil for the whole family – yet for children, the circumstances may be very frustrating, confusing, and scary: Young kids oftentimes have problems understanding why they have to go between two houses. They might be concerned that if their parents are able to stop loving each other that someday, their parents might stop loving them. Children in… Read More