Kathy Seiden's Blog

Useful news and information about divorce mediation and other topics

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The Parenting “Transparency”

Do you remember those overhead projectors? Actually, they are still in use. I checked Amazon. In my memory, the teacher would draw on a transparent sheet, lay it on the lighted glass and it would show up on the wall. As the lesson progressed, the teacher would add...

7 Habits to a Successful Divorce Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I enumerated how the first 4 habits in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are universal and how they can be applied in divorce mediation. Here are my thoughts about habits 5-7. 5. Seek first to understand then to be...

A Eunuch from Mars

Roger Fisher, Harvard Law professor and pioneer of negotiation and conflict resolution techniques famously referred to the best-qualified mediator as a Eunuch from Mars, someone who is not aligned with either party and is disinterested in the issues at hand....

Pulling Heartstrings

You know those commercials that are designed to pull your heartstrings by showing children or animals in need. Like most people I have a really hard time watching those. They are designed, complete with Sara MacLachlan playing in the background, to make us feel guilty...

Pushing Buttons

My 79-year-old mother is far from tech savvy (who am I kidding, I am far from tech savvy!) and English is not her native language but she needs a smart phone to use Uber and other apps to help maintain her independence. I think getting a smart phone is a good decision...

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