Creating a divorce parenting plan

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist & Family and Marriage Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on how to create a parenting plan that most benefits the kids
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Creating a divorce parenting plan

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Parents should sit down together whenever possible and try to address a variety of issues. Firstly, it would be a good idea to address on what days each child is with which parent. It’s also a good idea to determine who gets to decide on the extracurriculars that the child is going to do. It’s also important that parents know that they should never ever schedule anything on time that is not their time. So we only want to make schedule on our time and not our co-parents time. A good parenting plan therefore addresses extracurriculars, it addresses friendships, it addresses how each parent should stay informed about what’s going on with the child, about the back and forth communication of report cards, teacher comments, etc. It’s a way that allows each parent to stay involved and knowledgeable about the child’s life.
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Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist & Family and Marriage Therapist, shares advice for divorced parents on how to create a parenting plan that most benefits the kids

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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