The Biggest Problem with Divorce and How To Fix It

The biggest problem with divorce is how it impacts the kids. The good news is that many of the most common issues children experience as a result of divorce are completely avoidable. When parents keep their focus on co-parenting and putting the children first, it’s easier for kids to adjust to their new lifestyle. ... read more

9 Secrets to a Happy Divorce You Might Not Know

Look, we all know divorce isn’t easy. It can be one of the most challenging experiences people will go through. But we know from experience that families can navigate the muddy waters of divorce and come out stronger on the other side. Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond have been working on creating a healthy blended family for fourteen years now. They’ve learned a lot of little secrets to a happy divorce along the way. ... read more

Is Collaborative Divorce the Next Big Thing?

If you’re facing divorce and generally see eye-to-eye with your partner on most decisions, you may want to consider a different approach. What is a collaborative divorce? It’s basically a cross between mediation and litigation. It’s becoming an increasingly popular approach for couples who want to settle things on their own terms without getting a judge involved. And it’s the path the Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond followed and share in Our Happy Divorce. ... read more

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