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Daddy, Tell Me A Bedtime Story

Mom instilled a love of music in me at an early age. When I was three years old, she gave me a small record player with a couple of small red plastic disks especially for kids, and a few 78 … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy This Season

While other children eagerly anticipate family celebrations and holiday gifts, those being raised by parents in two homes face the holiday season with some trepidation. Will the parents agree on the holiday schedule? Will the transitions between homes go smoothly, … Continue reading

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What Courts Can Do About Parental Alienation

Last February I was honored to be invited to Victoria, British Columbia to film segments as a guest on the leading talk show produced in Canada: Family Matters. The show is hosted by Justice Harvey Brownstone who is actually a … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to Hate

Two common divorce scenarios: You thought your marriage was on solid ground, until you discovered your spouse’s affair. You file for divorce, and blame the end of your marriage on your spouse’s infidelity. Or, you knew your relationship was fraught … Continue reading

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Reaching Out to Young Adults After Years of Estrangement

A therapist’s advice column instructed alienated parents to take the type of proactive stance that I advocate in Divorce Poison to prevent and overcome parental alienation, and concluded by urging rejecting parents to persist in efforts to resolve the problem … Continue reading

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Managing Severe Cases of Parental Alienation

I am pleased to announce my new article: Managing Severe Cases of Parental Alienation. Published by the State Bar of Texas, it includes never-before-published material previously available only through my trial testimony and consultation. Some of the highlights: • 3 … Continue reading

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Judith Wallerstein

Judith Wallerstein passed away this week. As is true for most people in my profession, I first encountered Judy’s work in 1976 through her pathbreaking series of articles, co-authored with Joan Kelly, on children of divorce. I discovered these articles … Continue reading

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State of Plutoverse – 2011

In case you wondered, other projects have pushed my annual review of the year to the side for a couple of months. File this column under: better late than never. Pluto Transforms Lives Across Six Continents 2011 saw the spread … Continue reading

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College Helps Renew Parent-Child Ties

Some time during my first semester in the men’s dormitory at Cornell (in those days co-ed dorms were mere fantasies), the guys on the floor began talking about their parents. The more we talked, the more we came to value … Continue reading

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Divorce Court: Mopping Up the Mess

Most people never have their day in court. They have no need. They commit no crimes. They avoid lawsuits. And they never testify at a trial. Most of us never even serve on a jury, despite being summoned every few … Continue reading

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