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101 Ways to Make a Difficult Divorce Easier on Your Children

The following is a list of things you can do to make your children’s lives easier after a divorce. Read these tips as reminders of what you and your co-parent should be doing to ease the stress of divorce on your children. Remember that the reason why you should do these things is that if you don’t your children will join the ranks of those who become emotionally hurt by the process of divorce.

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Why Parenting Requires “Repetition”

“Be consistent” is popular parenting advice from many parenting experts. While it is important to be consistent (in other words, do not let your child eat sugary snacks one day and punish her for the same behavior the next day), it is much more important to be repetitive. In my opinion, repetition is one of the most important, if not the most important parenting techniques you can use to help your children develop positive behavioral habits.

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Understanding the “Energy” Between Parent and Child

When I was training for my Ph.D. in psychology, I was taught the importance of being able to quantify or count what I observe. Now, thirty years later, I am going to step outside of that model and advise that one of the most important things to be aware of from the moment your children are born until you scoot them out the door, is the type of energy that goes back and forth between you and your kids — something we cant see or measure, but we all know it’s there. Understanding it can make you a better parent.