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How to make fall transitions easier for divorced parents

For most students in Houston, the beginning of a new school year is nearing. Getting prepared for the new school, is more than just about changing sleep patterns and meeting news friends. (Most kids are used to sleeping in since there are no morning classes). 

Usher to retain custody of children in light of pool accident

A pool accident nearly claimed the life of Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond's young son last week. According to numerous reports, Usher Raymond V was trapped at the bottom of a pool due to a suction drain. Usher's aunt reportedly tried unsuccessfully to free him before two contractors working at the home were able to free him. They performed CPR and were able to revive the boy before he was taken to the hospital. 

Preparing for fall transitions

August is a month of anticipation for school age kids. Whether they are looking forward to going to kidnergarten or they are finally seniors in high school, the next month is going to be full of transitions. With their lives changing, so must those of parents. 

Helpful back to school lessons for parents

August is a month of anticipation in Houston. A new school year is close on the horizon, which means that life for parents and children is about to change once again. This is especially applicable to children and parents of divorce. After all, information must now be shared between two households instead of one. This could pose problems between parents who have trouble communicating.

Study: Overnights may affect babies' attachment

Creating parenting plans for infants can be a difficult task. Babies can't really express their feelings or preferences for how the plan should work. This mechanism becomes complicated when parents are both intimately involved in caring for the baby, but are not living together. In these situations, the child may spend extended amounts of time away from their "primary" caregiver. 

How to deal with missed parenting time on the Fourth of July

Nothing signifies the Fourth of July like time with family. It is this midsummer holiday that families in Houston get together to enjoy barbeque, music, domino games and of course, fireworks. However, there are some parents who do not partake in these activities with their children. 

Should parents date during child custody proceedings?

The question of whether to date, or not to date during Texas child custody proceedings vexes many parents. On the one hand, it is natural to follow emotional (and physical) attraction for someone who is funny, nurturing and supportive during a difficult time. On the other hand, jumping from relationship to relationship (especially when exposing children to them) can be harmful.

Birth speculation ends as Kim Kardashian has baby

The long awaited speculation over which famous baby would come into the world first was lifted over the weekend. Kim Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday. Pop culture circles in Houston, London, Los Angeles and Las  Vegas (of course) were debating whether who would give birth first: Princess Kate or Kim Kardashian.

How to avoid parenting disputes with an ex's new love interest

The term "baby mama drama" has become a famous pop culture reference that less than a generation ago, was only used in urban settings. But as blended families became more prevalent in Houston and across the United States, the friction between biological mothers and new girlfriends (and wives) has become a national issue.

Single dads to get a boost from new women's parenting group

It probably was not planned to coincide with Father's Day, but a new women's advocacy group will hold its official launch this week. Leading Women for Shared Parenting was founded in Massachusetts in May, but it is expected to include parenting advocacy groups from across the United States and Canada. Its main focus will be on the push to make equality in parenting a reality.

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