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Parental Alienation Examples

Parental alienation is incredibly serious. It’s the practice of turning a child away from one of his or her parents, and it’s extremely harmful to everyone involved – including the parent who’s doing the alienating. Check out these parental alienation examples so you know how to recognize it if it’s happening to your child. Then, read on to find out …

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Gaslighting and Divorce

If you’re like many people getting divorced in Stockton, you’re all too familiar with gaslighting – that’s when someone manipulates you psychologically so that you end up questioning your own sanity. And unfortunately, gaslighting is pretty common in divorce and child custody battles. Here’s what you need to know about this harmful psychological warfare. Related: 5 signs you’re in a …

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I Think I Want a Divorce – What Next?

There are many reasons people come to our offices and say, “I think I want a divorce.” Some people are dealing with a cheating spouse. Others are sick of fighting and conflict, and still others have simply grown apart. If you think you want a divorce, that may mean your marriage is beyond repair – and if that’s the case, …

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Dealing With Divorce: 7 Tips to Help You Through It

When you’re dealing with divorce, every day can be a battle – you just have so much going on. You’re still showing up at work and doing your job, you’re coming home and helping your children, and you’re trying to put together the pieces so you don’t feel like you’re losing your sanity. Your divorce attorney is there to help …

Practical Parenting: Oh no — the sky is falling!

via Dr. Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D of Stockton Therapy Network How are we to stay positive for our children in such of a barrage of negative messages we are subjected to daily? Today I watched my children staring at their personal devices. One was watching Stampy play his some-odd hundredth episode of Let’s Play Minecraft and the other was also …

Practical Parenting: Take a moment to make a moment

via Dr. Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D of Stockton Therapy Network In the daily hustle and bustle of life, we often find ourselves stressed out for time. Sound familiar? It is an all to common event, especially in a time where it seems that every moment is accounted for in a manner that seems to give us no control over our …

Practical Parenting: Teaching Effective Judgement

via Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D, Stockton Therapy Network Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what …

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Getting Your Groove Back: Tending the Emotional Garden Post Divorce

“This feels like the end. Everything we had worked hard for is now gone. My life, as I know it, is over. Divorce is the pits. I don’t know how I can move on.” Is life over as you know it? Yes, but not in the way you may think. Let’s explore how divorce can effect one’s emotional state so that we may …