Long Distance Parenting Plan

There’s nothing more challenging for families than making cohesive decisions after a divorce. Even in the smoothest divorces involving children, difficulties arise. Both parents desire equal time and involvement in their children’s lives, but often, parenting plans neglect the best interests of the child. The complexity only intensifies when there are long distances between parents. … Read more

Parenting with Paul David Tripp: Finding Wisdom and Encouragement

Introduction: The Impact of Paul Tripp on Modern Parenting Paul Tripp has made a profound impact on today’s generation of parents. His teachings on integrating the gospel into the parenting journey have greatly influenced my own experiences as a mother. When I first became a mother to my eldest, Dela, I felt overwhelmed and unsure … Read more

Reasons to Modify a Parenting Plan

Child custody and child support orders are subject to change. Perhaps the current schedule is no longer practical or the details of your order no longer suit your maturing child. In such cases, parents can negotiate a new parenting plan and submit it to the court for approval. The court cannot enforce the plan unless … Read more

Parenting Schedule Template

Who Benefits from a 2-2-3 Custody Schedule? A 2-2-3 custody schedule is ideal for parents with flexible schedules who live in close proximity to each other. It is particularly suitable for younger children who have a strong attachment to both parents and prefer regular contact with each of them. Families that Thrive with the 2-2-3 … Read more

Tennessee Custody (Parenting) Plan

Updated July 24, 2023 A Tennessee custody (parenting) plan is a legally required document that parents must submit to the court when filing for custody. It outlines how the child’s living arrangement will be handled, how the parents will divide day-to-day childcare responsibilities, and more. Depending on the situation, parents may submit a permanent or … Read more

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting: A Comprehensive Review

In this article, I will provide a thorough evaluation of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum, a highly acclaimed program designed to enhance parenting skills and promote healthy family dynamics. Understanding the Curriculum The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum was developed in 1976 by Don Dinkmeyer Sr. and Gary D. McKay. … Read more

Denying Parenting Time in Michigan

Be Cautious When Considering Denying the Other Parent’s Parenting Time! If you’re a parent in Michigan contemplating denying parenting time to the other parent, it’s crucial to understand the legal implications. In Michigan, the court system takes parenting time seriously and does not permit parents to withhold parenting time without proper justification. A parenting time … Read more

Brain-Body Parenting: Embracing a New Approach to Raise Happy, Resilient Children

In her groundbreaking book, “Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids,” esteemed child psychologist Dr. Mona Delahooke, PhD, offers valuable insights into child development that empower parents to proactively address behavioral challenges. Dr. Delahooke delves into the brain-body connection, enabling parents to prevent these challenges before they arise, resulting … Read more

Co-Parenting with a Narcissist: Mastering the Gray Rock Method

Introduction If you’ve ever experienced the wrath and manipulation of a narcissist, you know how impossible it is to make them understand the pain they inflict upon you. They seem to have control over you, even after separation or divorce, especially when it comes to co-parenting and using your children as pawns. It feels like … Read more