PARENTING FOR DIVORCING PARENTS

SKILLS FOR HEROIC PARENTING FOR DIVORCING PARENTS

Judge Michele Lowrance

INFORMING YOUR CHILD ABOUT YOUR DIVORCE

The first step and maybe the most difficult is telling your children about your divorce.Following are suggestions to use when scripting what you are going to tell your children about your breakup. Ideally, both parents together will have this talk with their children. It will make the child feel safer if it appears the parents are going to work together on the reinvention of their lives. This may be the most important discussion  you will

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VIDEO GAMES A PROBLEM?

Video games have been with us for well over a generation now.  Many parents have been around long enough to have played through their own parents’s concerns for gaming while growing up themselves.  Still, parents may wonder how to think through today’s games. On one end is, “I did fine with them,” and not give much of a thought to their own kids’ playing. Alternatively, the realism and depth of interaction available in today’s games may warrant a different concern.

When thinking about whether video games may be a problem, a better means of measurement than time

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25 MANNERS EVERY KID SHOULD KNOW BY AGE 9

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed – for all the right reasons.

By David Lowry, PhD.

Your child’s rude ‘tude isn’t always intentional. Sometimes kids just don’t realize it’s impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a large behind. And in the hustle and bustle of daily life, busy moms and dads don’t always have the time to focus on etiquette. But, if you reinforce these 25 must-do manners, you’ll raise a polite, kind, well-liked

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CHILDREN, PARENTS AND PERIL

The Raleigh News and Observer, Friday, February 28, 2003

CHILDREN, PARENTS AND PERIL Easing Youngsters’ Fears as Talk of War Comes Closer to Home

By Donald Rosenblitt

Cary, NC – We are all living with a sense of an impending yet undefined national crisis. At the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood we have discovered that Triangle area children differ widely in the extent to which they are sensing and reacting to the current climate. We can help children cope successfully with these times by providing: Protection, Discussion, Reassurance, and Perspective.

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WORKING WITH PARENTS AND THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS

It is the parent who brings their child to us, not the child who comes asking for help—and this could complicate matters!

OUR OBJECT RELATIONS THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT can be misused to support a view of the child as passive recipient of parental input. This might lead one to have no appreciation of the complicated active processes within the child. Appreciation of the child’s role in assigning meaning to perceptions in the light of developmentally determined capacities and drive propensities, is essential to a reasonable stance with parents who come to us with their concerns.

A misrepresentation of the classic

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