Top Ten List – Do’s and Don’ts Regarding Telling Your Child About Your Divorce and Helping Them Cope

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Divorce is both stressful and difficult for a child.  It is particularly harmful, however, for a child to be subject to conflict between their parents.  The following strategies can assist you in helping your child cope with divorce. Do: 1. Assure...

Checklist for Parents of Elementary and Middle School Students for the New School Year

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC  | Family Law Attorney – Checklist: 1. Call your child’s school to determine when the open house is scheduled and ask if there are events that aren’t on the school’s website.  Many schools have “meet the teacher” day, which frequently is not on the school’s...

How to Foster Healthy Communication with Your Child

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Active listening employs a verbal response containing no actual message from the parent but rather a mirroring back of the child’s previous communication. Parents take the time to: Look at a child at their eye level – Don’t bend over to talk...

Ten Tips to Tackle Summer Vacation in Divorced/Blended Families

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – 1. Allow a child to have input about summer plans. 2. Be considerate of the other parent’s plans. 3. Let the other parent know well in advance if you intend to exercise all of your period of possession or less so that there is ample time to plan for...

Top Ten “To-Do’s” as a Step Parent

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC – A step parent is not there to replace a parent but to augment a child’s life experience. Step parents may be unclear as to what their roles and expectations are within the family. Don’t insist that your step child refer to you as Mom or Dad. It should be the child’s...

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