Category: Parenting

Six Questions Most People Ask About Co-Parenting After Divorce

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on February 5, 2016

— Rachel K. Miller, Attorney at Law, Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC The divorce is final.  You are no longer husband and wife.  Is your relationship finished?  If you have children, absolutely not!  You and your former spouse will be connected for the rest of your lives.  Your relationship will continue indefinitely.  One of the most difficult […]

Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on January 28, 2016

Article by: Patti Verbanas of Rutgers See the original article at rutgers.edu. Can’t stop texting? If you’re a teenager, it may be to blame for falling grades and increased yawning in school, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant […]

Visitation Refusal: Realistic Response, Allied, or Alienation

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on November 15, 2015

You have all had cases wherein a child of divorce refuses to visit or have meaningful contact with one parent. Sometimes the reasons are obvious. (Perhaps the child is the victim of abuse.) Other times there doesn’t appear to be a logical reason for refusing visitation. Too often, the parents provide conflicting explanations for the […]

Coparenting After Divorce: Easier Said Than Done

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on October 30, 2015

Co-parenting while in a healthy and successful marriage has its challenges and is certainly a difficult task. Now add in the correlates involved in many divorces (e.g. unhealthy communication patterns, anger, frustration, revenge, and living in two separate homes) and you have a situation ripe for dysfunction. Divorcing parents hear from their attorneys, judges, therapists, […]

Children’s Drawings: Should they be included in a forensic psychological evaluation?

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on October 14, 2015

We are not sure of the actual origin of the picture below. This picture has made its way through many a professional presentation on evaluating children. Let’s assume the following picture was drawn by a 6-year-old girl. This girl was hypothetically asked to draw a picture of her mother as part of a forensic evaluation […]

Two Dads or Two Moms: Gay and Lesbian Parents

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on September 30, 2015

Gay and lesbian parents have increased exponentially as more and more homosexual individuals and couples are choosing to have children. According to Gates, et al, in 2007 more than 1 in 3 lesbians have adopted or given birth to a child while 1 in 6 gay men have fathered or adopted a child. At the […]

Howard Drutman Voices Concerns of “Parental Gatekeeping” in a Tragic Cobb County Case

Written by Atlanta Behavioral Consultants on September 24, 2015

This article was written by Rebecca Lindstrom, WXIA and originally published on 11Alive.com – “COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Two years ago, police say Marilyn Edge took her two Cobb County kids to California and killed them. The story shocked the nation and emotionally paralyzed their father, who until now has resisted talking publicly about his loss…” “…For six […]