Recent Tools & Tips

Building A Parenting Agreement that Works

I love Nolo Press. They do a great job of demystifying the law for laypeople through their publications and website.

One of their many good books is Building A Parenting Agreement that Works, now in its 7th edition.

In this easy to read resource, author Mimi Lyster Zemmelman takes readers through every step of putting together a parenting agreement — such as what these agreements usually cover, how to explain the agreement to children, and what to do when changes are inevitably needed down the road.

I especially like the worksheets in chapter 3 which can help parents determine what kind of a plan will work best for children and parents alike. As well, chapter 11 contains an excellent overview of mediation and arbitration and how they are used to resolve parenting issues during or after a divorce.

Recent Tools & Tips

Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change — A Review

In Keep Moving, Maggie Smith collects inspirational quotes and short essays to help people going through difficult times.

The 5 Love Languages — A Review

The 5 Love Languages helps committed partners better understand, and love, each other.

Social Media Gives New Meaning to Emotional Contagion

Emotional Contagion, first published in 1994 has new relevance, given the rise of social media.

New Uses for 529 Savings Accounts

Recent tax law changes have expanded the uses for 529 savings accounts.