Tips

  • Have you ever noticed how summer can feel busier and more hectic than during the school year? How does this happen? For many families, especially KITM families, what could be the calm, quiet time of year, turns into more running…

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  • Parents often ask me how old a child has to be to legally decide who they want to live with. The short answer is ‘probably never’. The Court is bound by law to consider the best interest of the child…

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  • Between carpooling kids to different activities and helping them with their homework each night, it’s great for families to enjoy a fun-filled day once in a while. Spring break is a great time for mom or dad to spend time…

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  • It is important for children to have a relationship with both parents. Here are five tips for making that happen. 1. It is okay to ask about your child’s visit with the other parent. Use general language such as, “I…

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  • Take care of yourself by: Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet Maintaining a normal routine Exercising regularly Taking a break when stress becomes too much by doing something you enjoy. For example, read a good book, get a massage, go out…

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  • Big changes, like starting a new school, moving to a new house or parents separating can trigger sleep struggles in even the best sleepers. Sleep deprivation can quickly accumulate, resulting in poor concentration, disruptive behavior and frequent or prolonged irritability….

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  • Change the scene if you can. Spend the holiday someplace you’ve never been – especially if you won’t have the kids with you over the holidays. But do try to go to a place where you won’t be alone. That…

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  • Being a grandparent in the midst of your adult children’s divorce can be a tricky situation. Here are some tips to help you through the transition: 1. Talk with parents to understand the rules/chores they have established. Remember that your…

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  • 6 Back-to-School Tips Summer is winding down, and school supplies have overtaken the stores! It’s already that time of year to begin planning for school to start back up. Kids, however, are focused on squeezing out every last moment of…

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  • The Truth About Childhood Depression With summer in full blast and many different family transitions going on, it’s understandable why many children might feel anxious. But what about feeling depressed? While most of us are familiar with the symptoms of…

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  • Kicking Summer Anxiety Heather Smith, LMSW, therapist in our School Outreach Counseling Program, shared her thoughts about dealing with summertime anxiety for kids. Summer: a time synonymous with kids gleefully exiting their schools for an extended vacation consisting of fun…

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  • There are a number of important factors that affect how your children will react to divorce. Kids In The Middle Therapist, Shana Blumenthal, LCSW, describes some reactions by age. Remember, it can take two or more years for children to…

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  • As you divorce the Court will expect you to come up with a Parenting Plan. It is imperative to consider a number of factors when crafting a Parenting Plan that will be in place until your children are grown. Your…

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  • KITM therapist, Amanda Moeller, offered a few ways to survive Valentine’s Day as a single parent. Valentine’s Day – The holiday is designed to celebrate LOVE. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when many couples realize they are no longer in…

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  • Preparing for a separation or divorce can be difficult on parents. There are a wide variety of expectations placed on parents with respect to how they treat their children during the process. Questions often come up about how much should…

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  • Cooperative parenting (Co-Parenting) requires a commitment by both parents to follow the same guidelines and keep the best interests of their children first and foremost. Keep in mind that children want to be able to love and have healthy relationships…

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