How to be a Step-Parent That Kids Need and Adore

Stepparents have the opportunity to build a relationship with their stepkids that benefits everyone in the family. They can be a safe place for kids to share their feelings, ease the parenting stress on their spouse and introduce fun, new traditions to strengthen the family bonds. It’s not without its challenges, but step-parenting can be rewarding for the entire family when it’s done right. So how exactly do you do step-parenting right?  ... read more

8 Must Read Co-Parenting Articles

Co-parenting is a great way to create a happy, healthy family after divorce. But it’s still a relatively new concept, and it can be hard to find co-parenting articles to answer questions that come up. Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond share a lot of co-parenting tips from the trenches in their book, . These include simple things like syncing up calendars, to enjoying regular family dinners where both parents are present. But Nikki and Ben’s co-parenting methods aren’t the only ones that work. Lots of people are talking about co-parenting and sharing advice to help people be better parents after divorce. Here’s what other experts and co-parents are doing to keep the kids front and center.  ... read more

Co-Parenting: What’s Really Possible?

There’s a new trend on the rise that’s improving the lives of kids everywhere. Thousands of divorced couples are realizing that even though their marriages ended, their parenting relationships can continue in a positive, collaborative way. Co-parenting with your former spouse can give your children more stability, increase their self esteem and set them up for future success. Keeping your children at the center of all your decisions makes it easy to answer the most important co-parenting question: What’s best for the kids?   ... read more