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What 3 Greatest Gift You Can Give To Your Children by Co-Parenting?

Co parenting can be a viable option when it is implemented by parents who want it to work because they understand that the child's needs supersede their own self interest, and it can be successful and rewarding for both the child and the parents.

A successful divorce is one in which the parents divorce each other, but do not require the child to divorce one of the parents, either as a result of parental conflict or by one parent not being available to the child.

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Acknowledge and Validate your Kids' Feelings

Your kids will be upset by the divorce. This is inevitable. In fact, it's normal and healthy. Children need to experience these negative feelings and they need to express them. It's not healthy to keep them bottled up. Don't be alarmed by their concerns. The best thing you can do for your kids is to acknowledge and validate their feelings.

When your child expresses each of the following emotions, here's a suggested response that is supportive and reassuring to the child:

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She's Having a Baby: Reflecting on Pregnancy

Every time I catch a cold, my mother-in-law, dear soul that she is, would ask me the same question: Are you pregnant? She was the first child in her family to have a family, and is the last one to have grandchildren. The grandmaternal pangs have begun, especially since her own mother-in-law, the last link to the first generation, passed away a year and a half ago.

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I am Walking in the Door Stressed

What kind of preparation do most of us put into our parenting role when we come home from work at night? Do we ready ourselves for being fully present to our kids and our spouse? Are we enthusiastic when we see them or are we consumed by our own issues? Here are five ideas for readying yourself for your family when you as a parent come home at night.

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." Henry David Thoreau

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Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Kids From Fighting

As long as you have kids, you'll have some fighting. Here's an article that will help you to limit fighting in your kids and create more harmony at home.\n

As long as you have kids, you'll have some fighting. Here's an article that will help you to limit fighting in your kids and create more harmony at home.\n

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Top Ten Common-Sense Rules For Fathers

This article gives a common sense approach for fathers to parent their kids.

There are a lot of fairly sophisticated parenting techniques and ideas out there that are attracting attention. To be an effective father, you can skip most of them and concentrate on common sense rules that have always worked. They won't always make you the most popular Dad, but they'll always be effective:

Expect A Great Deal From Your Kids

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