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How Your Children Learn From Divorce

   Many parents worry about divorce and how it will affect their children. While the process of divorce is painful for everyone in the family, it doesn't mean getting a divorce is a bad thing. One way the collaborative process is benefiting families is by allowing parents to set custody rules that are most beneficial to all. The custody of their children is NOT left up to a judge or third-party in the collaborative process. It is easy to point out how divorce can create negative feelings and emotions, but there is lots to be learned and things that can be gained from a divorce. In an article published by the Huffington Post, teens explain some of the positive things they took out of their parents divorces. The appreciation of happiness for their parents and the ability to have an even bigger family than before

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Blended Extended Families--The Way of the Future?

Yes!  I, for one, hope that more Blended Extended Families like the one featured in this article become the norm and not the exception.  No matter how we slice it, divorce restructures families.  What the new family looks like is anyone's guess.  It can be fractured or it can be blended.  Choose blended!  Choose Collaborative Divorce!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/blended-family-advice_n_6439450.html

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How are we teaching our children to handle conflict?

Conflict is ubiquitous; it can be about something as simple as a disagreement over a restaurant choice or as complex as a disagreement on whether to accept a job in another city.  As humans, we face conflicts every day and throughout our lives.  Divorce is one of many conflicts a family may face over a lifetime.  Our ability to handle conflict largely comes from how we saw our parents and other adults in our lives handle their conflicts.  Did we witness a willingness to discuss differences in our perspectives or did we witness our parents react with name calling, criticism and blame?  How are you teaching your children to handle conflict?  Read more here: http://www.familyaffaires.com/4-important-life-lessons-kids-can-learn-divorce/

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