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Raising well-adjusted, resilient children after divorce

Getting a divorce is not something most people consider lightly. This is especially true when children are involved. There are many studies that show how damaging divorce can be to children if the parents are not careful. Some parents choose to stay together "for the sake of the kids." However, that's not the choice for everyone.

How does divorce really affect children?

If you're contemplating a divorce and you have children, chances are you have worried about how they will deal with it. You've heard the stories about one parent making the children hate the other parent with their remarks -- you might have even made remarks quite like those. One woman, who is currently studying to become a marriage and family therapist, was 8 when her parents divorced. Here's what she took away from that day on:

Tips for surviving the holidays as a single parent

You may feel like a single parent even though your child's other parent is actively involved in his or her life. You are the one, after all, who has to care for the child on a daily basis, help with homework, get onto him or her about chores and hold his or her hand when illness strikes.

What does parental alienation mean in regards to child custody?

The first thing to understand is that parental alienation is not a legal term. Rather it is a by-product of an often bitter and contentious divorce. Parental alienation usually involves putting some kind of distance between a child of divorce and the other parent. Unfortunately, some spouses turn to this unethical and harmful practice as a means of punishing his or her ex. However, using a child as a weapon—consciously or subconsciously—can be extremely damaging to the child instead.

Responsibilities if you get custody of your child

While you're in court, fighting for custody of your child in Connecticut, it's sometimes hard to think about anything but the immediate goal at hand: winning that custody battle. If you do, though, it's important to remember that you now have a lot of responsibilities, such as:

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