Shannon Philpott-Sanders

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After Divorce: Setting New Rules for Kids

ImagePublished January 2013: Mom.Me

After Divorce: Setting New Rules for Kids
How to set the same boundaries in different households

Article Excerpt:

Establishing rules for one household is difficult for many families, but when divorce occurs, establishing new rules for both households can be even more challenging. “One of the biggest challenges for split families is consistency,” said Jamie Rishikof, Massachusetts-based licensed psychologist. “It is highly inadvisable to have two different sets of rules. That can become a real invitation for splitting and alliances, as well as other relational problems.” To avoid this, ensure that both households offer a secure and consistent environment for your children when setting new rules by involving your children in the rule-setting process and working together as co-parents.

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– Shannon Philpott

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