Custody Battle Where Everyone Lost


December 23rd, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

This news story made me absolutely sick. It’s a custody battle that turned deadly. From the New York Daily News, today:   Dad throws 3-year-old son, then himself, to their deaths from roof of Manhattan high-rise   A distra...

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Co-parenting Tips: Two Houses Means Bringing Kids’ “Stuff” Back and Forth


December 21st, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Try to imagine what it would be like having all your things, your “stuff” (your clothing, books, paperwork, jewelry, accessories, mementos, body products, athletic equipment, etc.) at two houses, and constantly having to remember to bring certain...

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Co-Parenting Is No Picnic. Want Some Co-Parenting tips?


September 22nd, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Co-parenting can be extremely difficult at times. I know this first hand. That's why when therapist, mediator and divorce coach, Paulette Janus offered her guest post that includes co-parenting tips, I was all over it. It's sad. You have these child...

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Divorce Advice: Don’t be Surprised or Hurt When Your Kids Choose Dad


September 6th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

I have some divorce advice that I think any divorced parent will truly appreciate. It has to do with parenting schedules, in other words, the times the kids are with you and the times they are with your ex. If I had to pick the hardest part of adj...

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Children and Divorce: Helping Children Grieve It


September 4th, 2013 . Jackie Pilossoph

Lauren Bondy (pictured on the right) is a therapist I met last year when I was writing my first column for North Shore Mom in the Northbrook Tower. I instantly bonded with Lauren (no pun intended) and found her so easy to talk to, so knowledgeabl...

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