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7 Signs You Might Be a Massachusetts Helicopter Parent

The term "helicopter parent" was first coined in 1969 when it was used to describeHeliocopter parenting 1.jpg parents who, well, hover over their kids. Almost 50 years later, the term has earned a place in common vernacular, code for parents who govern every aspect of their kids' lives. It's more than a bad habit with a catchy name: parents who always look over their kids' shoulders may be unwittingly preventing them from practicing emotional and behavioral control on their own.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment of a Massachusetts Child

Discipline and punishment are usually conflated so that in the mouths and mindHistory of Discipline.jpgs of many Massachusetts parents, they've become interchangeable. They're not. Because, in fact, discipline is a very useful system for parenting, while punishment is one tactic (of many) which can be used to support the discipline system. So while the two are complementary, they are neither interchangeable or opposed.

How to Be a Great Divorced Massachusetts Dad

After getting divorced, Massachusetts dads facing single parenthood often feeFather and Son 5.jpgl unmoored. Many feel they've lost a teammate in the parenting struggling.
Others find themselves parenting alone - albeit intermittently - for the first time. Exacerbating the practical problems is the emotional context. Kids aren't all emotionally volatile in the wake of a divorce, but many struggle with the emotional fallout.
Given these compounding issues, it's not surprising that divorced Massachusetts dads often become highly permissive or toy crazy. But giving kids what they want is different than giving kids what they need. Being a great divorced dad is all about managing circumstances to create normalcy while showcasing thoughtfulness and love. It is immensely difficult, but doable long as fathers prioritize self-care.

Dads need to make sure that they are taking care of themselves if they are going to be able to be the ‎best dad for their kids. Dads have a propensity to want to ignore their own losses in order and focus on ameliorating the pain their child might be feeling. This is an admirable impulse, but not really a healthy one.

How to Compete to Win with a Massachusetts Ex That Can't Stop Competing

Many divorced Massachusetts parents with kids will have played the "competitionWinner.png game" before. Some play competitive all the time. Experts will tell you it's not good for the kids. 

The Best Apps For Controlling and Limiting Massachusetts Kids Screen Time

Today's smartphones offer near limitless access to information, but they alsScreen Time Apps.jpgo access porn, violent imagery, and other disturbing content your Massachusetts children might not be ready to see. And then there's the very real possibility of addiction to the device's entertainment. But, rest assured, with the rise of these devices' ubiquity has come a number of parental control devices and apps that help you do everything from block problematic sites to set weekly screen-time limits.

What You Should Never Say to Kids During a Massachusetts Divorce

We all say things we regret from time to time, but there is no more crucial time forSecrets 1.jpg parents to mind their words than during a Massachusetts  divorce. Not only can the things they say come back to haunt them in divorce court, but, more importantly, they can harm children and the people around you. So if you're feeling frustrated, fed up or ready to explode, take a deep breath, count to ten and, above all, bite your tongue because there are things you should never, ever say.

Massachusetts Fathers Guide To Not Missing Out on Your Child's Childhood

Being there isn't enough - a good Massachusetts dad is a present dad. That meansFather and son 4.jpg savoring every moment with your child, putting away your smartphone, and living mindfully. Alas, like anything worthwhile, it takes practice. Lots of practice. "Presence is focusing on right now, rather than having your awareness on something in the future, or worrying about the past," marriage and family according to therapist David Klow.  "It's training our minds to focus on the depth of the moment rather than fleeing to go somewhere else."

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