Entries by Plum Tree Psychology

Kids Adjusting to Divorce

Research shows kids adjust to divorce better when parents meet certain conditions. During the process of divorce, many factors feel out of control. However, parents can control how they react to and talk about their co-parents around their children.

Blended Families

One of the most important things you can model for your child is how to have loving & supportive relationships. While this is well-supported by research, many parents worry getting divorced is worse than staying in an unhealthy marriage.

Self-Care for Parents

Being an involved and attentive parent is important, however, it is also important to take care of yourself. Whether you are a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, being a parent can be exhausting.

Teen Dating

Research shows that teenagers and parents value different qualities in who the teenager wants to date. Parents: never forget the lessons of Romeo and Juliet. A prohibited relationship is the peak of romantic drama.

Family Conflict

Family conflict is normal. It can be healthy for parents to argue in front of children. Kids can learn from parents how to argue effectively, with purpose, and how to apologize and move forward.