Last week, I highlighted some useful advice from a podcast I did with Bright Futures Consulting. This week, I am back to offer some more valuable insights. Use flexible thinking When we work with a student from a blended family, there are usually a lot of moving parts. Everyone involved is human. With that realization,… Continue reading Part 2: Navigating the College Planning Process
My friend and colleague, Dr. Beth Dennard, and I recently sat down and talked about navigating college planning for high school students in blended families or who have parents who do not live together. Since this is the time of year when many high school seniors are making bigdecisions or younger students are getting ready… Continue reading Navigating College Planning
With school starting again, many parents are needing some new tips and ideas for the best ways to support their children. This is a great free webinar that I believe can be helpful to all parents, regardless the plan you have in place right now. My thanks to Unyte and Integrated Listening Systems for granting permission… Continue reading A New Back-to-School Resource for You
One of the hardest parts about co-parenting is when you want to co-parent but the other parent doesn’t. That is especially difficult when you are the parent with less time and less access. In my last post, I talked about the importance of reading your decree to ensure you understand your rights as a parent… Continue reading Know (and Protect) Your Rights When it Comes to Your Kids and School
Over the years, I have learned that it’s common for parents who break up to spend loads of time on a custody agreement, sign it, stick in a drawer, and, quite frankly, do their best to forget it. I understand that. I did it myself. It’s painful to reduce your life before the break up… Continue reading Read Your Custody Agreement or Divorce Decree Right Now. Here’s Why.
August is full of transitions, specifically with the change of summer break to school. It was always surprising to me how much I looked forward to the summer in May and how I was equally ready for school to start come August. I also know a few Moms and Dads who mourn the end of… Continue reading Back to School … Again.