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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.

Massachusetts Model Parenting Plan For Children: Birth to 12 Months

Through the collective work of a Massachusetts Task Force of judges, lawyers,Family 38.jpg probation officers and mental health professionals, a Model Parenting Plan has been created combining the latest research on the needs of children with the experience of professionals who have worked extensively with children and families going through divorce and separation.

Massachusetts Fathers Do Not Spend Enough Time With Their Kids

Massachusetts fathers  are spending more time caring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Still, most (63%) say they spend too little time with their kids and a much smaller share (36%) say they spend the right amount of time with them, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in August and September 2017.

Solo Mothers Raising Massachusetts Children on the Rise

The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017. That trend has been accompanied by a drop in the share of children living with two married parents, down from 85% in 1968 to 65%. Some 3% of children are not living with any parents, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Are You Co-Parenting Or Counter-Parenting? Get It Right For Your Massachusetts Kids!

Divorcing in Massachusetts may not result in the outcome many would hope for. IfChildren 23.jpeg you're divorcing, most likely you would rather not be around your ex any more than necessary; yet, because children are shared with an ex, the door must remain open for communication and interaction to meet the children's needs. As much as we might wish to completely close the door on the past, we simply can't in these circumstances.

Don't Make These Mistakes When Seeking to Change Child Custody in Massachusetts

Finding the right arrangement for sharing custody with your former spouse isn't always easy in Massachusetts. When work schedules change, you or your spouse moves to a new location, or your child's after-school activities change, you may need to renegotiate how your time with your child is shared. While Massachusetts courts consider applications to modify custody, these applications are not easily granted.

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