Children and the Housing Crisis

Children and the Housing Crisis It’s no surprise that a recent report found Arizona children have been hit hard by the foreclosure crises and recession.  Twelve percent (12%) of Arizona kids live in households that have already lost their home to foreclosure or are likely to go through a foreclosure sale in the near future. Losing a home to foreclosure can be devastating to the whole family, but the loss can affect children in ways we may not have realized.   According to the Brookings Institute Report written by Julia Isaacs, some of the negative effects of foreclosure include: Kids do less well in school.  Frequent moves or changing schools, especially… Read More

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Tips for Divorcing Parents

Tips for Divorcing Parents Parenting plans that focus on the kids Let kids be kids. Parents who are able to minimize drama and work together to be effective co-parents will be better off, and so will their kids.  Find ways to show support for your kid’s academic and athletic talents, and create parenting time schedules respecting the children’s activities and goals. Technology and You – Parents and kids are busy, so remember to use all the great mobile devices and tools such as iPhone, Blackberry, and Google Calendar to keep track of family time and events.  Sync your custody and parenting time schedules on a regular basis and remember to… Read More

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