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Who will take care of you and your kids?: Helping young children through divorce

Mister Rogers lives on through his words of wisdom. His advice for parents, “The Mister Rogers Parenting Book,” addresses divorce and separation, and includes (excerpt): [Y]oung children . . . want to know, “Who will take care of me?” .…

Beyond extracting forgiveness: How to apologize and restore your personal integrity

The Harvard Business Review reverses the focus of apologies, from persuading to restoring integrity. Rising out of our failures, we can consider the gap between failed performance and aspiration. Joseph Grenny writes (excerpt): Issue the apology—for the right reason. The…

“The kids are the project and their well-being is the goal”: Helping children of divorce

CNN spotlights how to help children adjust to their parents’ divorce without unnecessary anxiety, depression and other emotional distress. Kelly Wallace writes (excerpt): “No. 1 would be teamwork, teamwork, teamwork,” said [Dr. Michelle] Rozen, who also works as a parenting…

Is there a life waiting for me after divorce or a breakup? 4 tips for moving toward what you really want

The Chicago Tribune provides comments on moving forward after a divorce or breakup. Alison Bowen writes her article under these four themes (excerpt): Give yourself space Address practical concerns Figure out what you want the future to be Don’t jump…