Making Visitation Work

Visitation. Even the word sounds ominous, like something you might do with a prisoner. If you’re a divorced dad who gets the kids maybe twice a month, I know this is one of the greatest challenges you face. You don’t have free access to your kids, and when you do see...

Single Moms: Kids Need Their Dads

Anita recently sent us this e-mail: I’m a single mother, and by chance I ran upon your web site. The information scared me—not for myself, but for my 2-year-old son. His father left when he was born, and he’s had no contact with him at all. I feel this is...

Communicating With Your Ex

When children are involved, a divorce isn't an ending. It's just the beginning of a long, challenging cooperative effort to do what's best for the kids in a tough situation. I hear from divorced moms and dads who are frustrated and angry. They have a whole...

A Consistent Presence

Are you there for your kids? Really there? Or are you just going through the motions? I want to share with you how dads—even divorced dads—can establish a “consistent presence” in their children’s lives. For too many fathers, home is where they eat,...