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November 2017 Archives

Toxic partners and parents make divorce difficult

Co-parenting can be difficult even if you and your ex do get along, but if you don't, it's a true nightmare. Fortunately, one benefit of both of you being adults is that you can both be reasonable. Dealing with a toxic ex isn't always enjoyable, but by trying to be understanding and reasonable with him or her, you can become a better parent.

Founder of Families Now reads list of foster children in capitol

When you think about foster care, you may not be quite sure about adopting through it. Some myths of foster care include that children are unstable or have been victims of violence. Myths suggest that all children in foster care act out or are aggressive or dangerous. People believe that these children have challenges with their behaviors and may be hard to house.

Child custody dispute results in Azarenka missing Fed Cup

When child custody disputes begin to affect your ability to work, it can be a frustrating issue. Not only that, but it costs you money and time. Take for example this news story about Victoria Azarenka, who has to miss the fourth tennis tournament this year because of an ongoing custody dispute. If she wants to work, she needs to leave the state without her child, which is something she is not comfortable doing.

What should you do if you want to win custody?

If you want to win child custody, there are several things you should and should not do. For example, you should always get to court on time to show the judge that you're good at keeping appointments and are taking the case seriously. You should dress professionally and present yourself in a calm manner.

What should you consider when adopting from another culture?

If you want to adopt a child, one thing you might be considering is adopting a child from a different ethnic background or culture. As a parent, you want to have a lot in common with your child, and it's possible that your child may grow up doing all the things you do with your family regardless of race, culture or ethnicity. Despite that, it's a great idea to help your child feel connected to his or her heritage and to make sure you're educated on your child's background.