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Advice For Divorced Massachusetts Parents During The Holiday Season: Flexibility Is The Key

Massachusetts parents who could never cooperate while married often find thatHappy holidays.jpg the holiday season throws them back into the same kinds of arguments and stressful interactions that led to their Massachusetts divorce.

Parental Alienation Following Massachusetts Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

One behavior commonly overlooked as a very hurtful aspect of Parental AlienationParental alienation 4.jpg involves one parent keeping the other from contact with the children - as punishment.

Can I Make Him Visit Our Massachusetts Children?

No, you cannot "make" someone visit or spend parenting time with their children,Parenting 4.jpg but you can incentivize, motivate and encourage. One motivation technique or incentive Massachusetts divorce lawyers often employ is to craft the agreement, or court order such that if a visiting parent misses their scheduled visit, they pay the costs for the custodial parent to have a babysitter for that time period or to pay lost wages. Of course that is a negative incentive, sometimes positive ones like perhaps offering to be flexible with the times or to do the work for them (like to plan a birthday or holiday party and let the other parent come enjoy it without having to prepare, contribute or clean up. No, it is not fair. But it may give the children a chance to see the other parent.

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.

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.

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.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: 12 Months to 24 Months

The Massachusetts Model Parenting Plans are not mandatory or presumptive. TheyChild 9.jpg do not represent the"law". They are not intended to be strict guidelines; nor do they indicate that there should be aminimum or maximum amount of parenting time for either parent.

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