Newsletter                                                           August, 2017


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Divorce Through the Eyes of a Teen is finally here!!

Two years of hard work has finally come to an end! The Big D has been needing an update for years now. What started out as a name change and small editing project turned into a complete page-by-page revision. It has been a lot of work but I am so proud of the outcome.

What used to be called The Big D is now called The Journey. The Leaders Guide is full of all new material in an easy to lead outline. The topics are the same but I have included more emphasis on self esteem issues, forgiveness and future goals. I have incorporated an entire new design concept with fun and catchy images along with plenty of new activities to keep your students interested and involved. The Student Workbook includes many new worksheets filled with application tools to help each teen apply what they are learning to their own individual relationships. Not a single page has remained untouched.

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Top Ten Tips for Co-Parenting-Part 10

Continue to celebrate your children!

Birthdays, Holidays, school performances, school sports, dance recitals and sports events are still very important to your children. Just because you are not together does not mean you are done celebrating special events with your child. Make sure you take these opportunities to focus on your children and expressing how proud you are of them. Don’t make these special occasions an opportunity to focus on your marital resentment or hostility. This is not a time to discuss parenting time issues, child support issues or to berate each other. If you think you cannot be polite and civil, consider taking turns at special events or limiting your attendance.

  • Be supportive of their relationship by making sure you communicate dates and times far enough in advance so they can schedule appropriately.
  • If you think it will be difficult for you, ask a friend or family member to attend with you.
  • Always keep in mind that you are doing this for your children. They did not ask for this and they should not be punished for it.

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Featured Article:
Linda Jacobs‘s article  –Feeling trapped in a blended family

When I was a little kid, we had these fascinating contraptions called Japanese finger traps. I believe they are also called Chinese finger puzzles or Chinese finger cuffs.

This novelty toy is a lot of fun for kids. The finger trap is a cylinder-like device. When you put a finger in each end and try to pull your fingers out, the cylinder tightens up. The more you struggle to get out of a finger trap, the more stuck you become, and the more trapped you feel.

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Wishing you a Blessed day,

Krista Smith