Teenage Divorce: Why do Teenagers Get Divorced at a Higher Rate than Older Adults? The teenage divorce rate is pretty high. Scarily high. Close to 70 percent of married teens will wind up divorced. I personally think that teenage marriages are doomed out of the starting bloc. Frankly speaking, I don’t think that teenagers were not meant […]
On Twitter where I get a lot of my material these days, I just read a tweet from a woman, I think her name is Tiffany Bridgé who connects teenage girls and their divorced dads. Actually, our social media intern told me about it and so I checked it out. But what a job! What is […]
Teens are a handful to deal with, everybody knows this. For some parents, the pressure to have high achieving kids is great and they overcompensate for their own anxieties by flooding the child or children with an overabundance of criticism. This can cause great anxiety and if the strategy is not one shared by both […]
A UK judge has set a limit to the amount a divorcing mother could reasonably receive for tuition costs for her teenagers. The mother was requesting, in total, well over £150,000 from her former husband who is quite affluent and £60,000 was for out of school tutoring annually. The judge questioned how much of that […]
Teens and Divorce are usually a tough combination to circumnavigate. One of the main issues is custody & visitation. The challenge is how to craft a meaningful parenting plan that will be effective and that both teens and parents will love. Here are some of the things to consider in crafting a parenting plan that […]
Some time back, a MTV casting producer contacted us about posting an announcement on Divorce Saloon. The network was casting a new docu-series about teenagers and divorce and were looking for participants. We were happy to post the announcement and tweeted about it too. But it occurred to me that we haven’t targeted a whole lot of […]
After the divorce: So now that your teen is heading to college what is your ex legally required to pay?
So what’s the deal with college tuition? Typically, your ex will be ordered to pay something towards tuition especially if you and your ex and your family members went to college. The in state tuition rate at the public college in your state is usually the benchmark. But for high income couples, obviously, that will […]
WHEN YOUR TEEN DOESN’T WANT TO LIVE WITH YOU, AFTER DIVORCE I did Lisa Decker’s teleseminar tonight where she was speaking with author Ellen Kellner who has written a book about post-divorce parenting in a pro-child way. Ellen’s website is at www.theprochildway.com. One of the things she talked about is the need for parents to […]
Teens, generally speaking, can be mercurial creatures, can’t they? And they can also very dramatic. The idea of “divorcing” their parents is not one that the average teen today would find unthinkable. It is not just the movies that we see this happening. The law even allows teens to “emancipate” themselves and to be declared legal adults. Many […]
Grannie always said “actions speak louder than words.” And that is so true. The website TalkingTeenage.com left a message on our tweetdeck yesterday which was “pay attention to what teens are not saying, watch their behavior.” That was a great point. Parents who are divorcing may not be aware of how deeply this is affecting […]
The first thing I would try to do is to not take the kids away from their friends if at all possible. Studies show that the least amount of disruption in the lives of children post-divorce, the better off everybody is. The main disruption beside the fact that the family as they know it has […]
A friend of mine got into a car accident the other day. She was driving her two girls, 13 and 11, to batting practice when one of the girls let out a screech. Turns out one sister had scratched the other and left ugly red welts on the other’s leg. The screech the injured sister […]
There is an increasing number of teenagers in rehab these days. Many of these teens are the product of divorce parents. Is there a correlation? Are parents responsible for their teens’ drug and alcohol problems? Or is it the culture and times in which we are living? Or could it be a little bit of both? Hollywood […]
#10 It’s not right.
Teens sometimes are forced into the workforce prematurely. This is due to the unavoidable life event called divorce. Divorce can completely rework the financial DNA of a family. The weak economy has only exacerbated this trend. Divorce rearranges the economic dynamic of a family. Most people agree that women and children are often the financial victims of […]