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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.

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 Minimize Child Custody Problems After Massachusetts Divorce

Although you can't predict what will happen in Massachusetts custody cases, youChild Custody 8.jpg should draft standard language in custody agreements and court orders that will address common problems that arise in joint legal and physical custody situations. Doing so will help align parental expectations and minimize conflict for children.

What is the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse of a Massachusetts Child?

Abuse should never be considered discipline and good discipline should never beMom - Dad Discipline.jpg abusive. But in the heat of a disciplinary moment, particularly one fraught with stress, Massachusetts parents can quickly approach the border of abuse before they even realize it. The speed at which correcting a child can turn into damaging a child makes it hard to pump the breaks, and even harder to be self-aware enough to recognize the danger.

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.

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.

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.

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