Monday, August 30, 2010

Parenting Teens and Getting a Divorce At The Same Time

Let's face it, parenting teens today can be extremely challenging.  With today's struggling economy and the stress of making ends meet, some parents are going through a divorce while trying to be a parent.

Getting a divorce is never easy, even if you have two amicable people and have all the best intentions in the world that your divorce will be a few signatures away, there are always bumps - if not pot holes!
Now double that stress while your teen is going through puberty, trying to keep their grades up to get into the college of their choice and emotionally feel the absence of what they once knew as their family.

According to the Ft. Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog, Monroe County, Florida which is south of Broward and Miami-Dade has the second highest rate of divorced residents in the United States of America. has listed five tips that parents that are divorcing need to consider:
  1. Take care of yourself.
  2. Be available.
  3. Stay consistent in discipline, routines, and relationships.
  4. Keep your promises - both expressed and implied.
  5. Be the one to model resilience.
Read complete tips at

Now look at number one.  What are you doing for yourself?  Well, there's a Blog for that!  Recently launched and about to offer a world of advice, resources, tips, and best of all  - voices from people that have gone through a divorce.

52 Things To Do After Your Divorce is a brilliant Blog that you can share your own experiences and feel free to ask questions of others that may have already been through what you are feeling.  The introduction will actually bring back memories with a flair of humor.

"Did you know that you can’t suffocate yourself by holding your breath? I tried."
Jump on today - add your comments, your two cents and you can learn from others.  The best part is you realize you are not alone and some of what you are going through you will make you chuckle years from now.

Being a healthy and happy parent helps you to be a better parent to your kids.

Read more.

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