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Parental Guidance: 15 Things to Give Up to Be a Happy Massachusetts Parent

You want to be a happy Massachusetts parent but your countless responsibilitieFamily 40.jpgs make this goal challenging. Don't lose hope just yet.

Is "Phubbing" Hurting Your Massachusetts Marriage?

What Is Phubbing and Why Is It So Damaging to a Massachusetts Marriage?

Phones and the social media and games and apps they contain are basicallyOn the Phone.jpg dopamine slot machines, designed to keep people scrolling, liking, commenting, email-checking, and Fortniting. The major thing they distract from? Relationships. In fact, the stranglehold that devices have on relationships has become so great it's even been given its own name: "phubbing." A portmanteau of "phone" and "snubbing," the term is fairly self-explanatory and illustrates the nature of the problem pretty well. After all, a snub is a rude and dismissive gesture and the fact that couples are using the term to describe their partner's choice of their device over quality time says a lot. While the term seems cutesy, Phubbing is basically relationship-napalm. One recent study found that the behavior actually facilitates relationship dissatisfaction on an almost-subconscious level by creating emotional distance between romantic partners.

Anger Management Classes in Massachusetts: What To Look For When You're Looking for Help

Anger is a perfectly natural emotion, and a primitive one as well. It's a fight orAnger 3.jpg flight response - something that our minds and bodies need in order to tell us when we're unsafe. One of the biggest mistakes anyone can make is to treat anger as something unnatural.

3 Pillars For Becoming A Present, Conscious Massachusetts Father For Your Children

Ask 10 people what they think a good Massachusetts father is, and you willFather with children.jpg probably get 10 different answers with some similarities. Ask those same people what they desired most from their father, and you may see a strong connection between what they desired and how they now define a good father.

How To Make Your Massachusetts Divorce Less Tough on Your Kids

Making the decision to divorce in Massachusetts your partner is not something thatDivorce 142.jpg should be done lightly, especially when there are children involved. On the other hand, unhappy couples should not stay together solely for the sake of the children.

What Massachusetts Children Need Most When Their Parents Divorce

When parents go through a Massachusetts divorce, children's psychological needsChildren 27.jpg greatly increase as they live in the middle of an emotional and perhaps economic roller coaster filled with guilt, fear and confusion.

9 Strategies For Making A Blended Family Blend in Massachusetts

Is your blended family just like The Brady Bunch? Probably not, because it's notFamily 25.jpgeasy to combine two Massachusetts families into a new unit. Welcoming a new spouse brings with it an explosion of stress-inducing newness, with new stepchildren, new rules, new demands, new religious practices and more. Though you'll have extra challenges as a blended family, creating a lovely, peaceful home is attainable.

Ex-Etiquette Rules For Divorced Massachusetts Parents

The transition from an intimate partnership in which the parents share a personalEtiquette matters.jpg relationship to the more distant co-parent relationship is difficult for many Massachusetts parents to manage. The difficulty is compounded because often each parent has different preferences and expectations for co-parenting.

6 Tips for Co-Parent Communication After Massachusetts Divorce

When there are challenges around communication while co-parenting after aCommunication 4.jpg Massachusetts divorce or separation, a parenting plan, either court ordered or by parental agreement, can structure the ways in which co-parents will communicate about their child. Including communication terms in a parenting plan can help to deescalate conflict, decrease misunderstandings, ensure that both parents have access to vital information, and insulate children from exposure to adult conflict.

Communication Is Important for Massachusetts Co-Parents Preparing for Back-to-School

As a Massachusetts parent, you are likely to be feeling a mix of emotions aboutBack to school 9.jpg sending your children back to school. On one hand, it is a little sad that summer will soon be over, but on the other hand, you could probably stand a little extra quiet time after being around your children more consistently. If you share co-parenting responsibilities with your former partner, however, back-to-school is a perfect time to re-evaluate your rules, boundaries, and other elements of your parenting arrangements.

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