Archive for category: Divorce

Parent as a Team

Parent as a Team

 “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids to the mix and that’s when we have problems.” Can you relate? Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each […]

 
Focus on the Positives~Good Choice!

Focus on the Positives~Good Choice!

We all have pressures and things in our lives that we wish were different. None of us escape. Some seasons are easier than others and sometimes we may enter a season of life that is so good that we hope it never ends. Ah!.. But as the saying goes “All […]

 
It’s Nice to be Included

It’s Nice to be Included

You know the remarkable, one of a kind story, about Joseph, Mary and Jesus. The angel told Joseph that Mary was pregnant with the child of God and Joseph was to marry her and become the child’s stepfather. Can you imagine? We may struggle with the fact that our step […]

 
Choosing to Love the Unlovable Stepchild

Choosing to Love the Unlovable Stepchild

February 3, 2015 1:19 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Step Families / 3 comments

Last week we talked about mature love in the couple relationship. This week let’s focus on loving a stepchild that is, shall we say, difficult. As we said last week, mature love is a choice. You have to develop trust in the couple relationship for it to flourish. Mature love […]

 
How Divorce Impacts Teens Ages: 13-18 Years Old

How Divorce Impacts Teens Ages: 13-18 Years Old

October 8, 2014 2:26 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / 1 comment

We have been discussing how divorce effects children differently, depending on their ages. It’s  important to be aware of the differences when a family is experiencing divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in their age group. Today we will discuss […]

 
Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

August 22, 2014 5:02 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / No comments

Children ages 9 -12 often referred to as Tweens, are able to speak about their feelings and they understand the reality of their family situations. When their parents separate or divorce, they can control their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle their feelings resourcefully and disguise them […]

 
Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

August 13, 2014 3:52 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Step Families / No comments

6 to 8 years olds are in the stage of self-discovery.   Despite all of their own accomplishments and feats, kids this age base much of their own self-image on how they and others perceive their parents. A child of this age desperately needs to see the good in his parents […]

 
Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

August 11, 2014 4:23 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / 2 comments

We’ve been talking about the age of your child when the divorce happens so that you know how to best help your little one. The age of the child is of concern for how to help your child to cope with the divorce and the changes in their surroundings. Even […]

 
Development Stage 12 to 24 Months

Development Stage 12 to 24 Months

August 6, 2014 3:56 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships / No comments

Toddlers are quite the explorers, they have so much to learn and see and experience. He is walking, running, climbing, jumping all with wonder and excitement. Each new experience is building the child’s sense of self. When he falls down and you lovingly kiss him better, when he giggles at […]

 
Developmental Stage: 6 – 12 Months

Developmental Stage: 6 – 12 Months

August 4, 2014 2:18 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships / No comments

Babies begin to learn from ages of 6 – 8 months that they are a separate being from their parents and others. Before now, baby probably could be passed around from one person to the next without any fuss. But as he is learning to distinguish between himself and others, […]