~ Relationship expert Heather Dugan available for Insights~

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears' divorce, finalized in July 2007, is back in the news owing to the public spat between the estranged couple around their kids' custody. In a new interview, Federline said, "The boys have decided they are not seeing her right now," referring to the former couple's teenage sons, Jayden and Sean Preston. "It's been a few months since they've seen her. They made the decision not to go to her wedding."

The "Stronger" singer and her husband Sam Asghari called out Kevin Federline's claims about her kids' HURTFUL'. "Divorce is complicated and painful, especially with teenage kids (like Britney's). They are old enough to understand what is going on and are struggling with tons of feelings," says Heather Dugan, a relationship expert and award-winning author of 'The Friendship Upgrade' and 'Date Like A Grownup.' 

"Children can move forward, and parents must be good role models for their kids. This can turn what could be a devastating experience into an opportunity for growth and a fulfilling future. Use your strength of honesty with your teenagers. Being honest with them about the situation helps to normalize what is happening and encourages them to be honest with you. Provide plenty of opportunities for them to express themselves and to talk," believes Dugan, a resilient single mom of three. Heather's devastating isolation following multiple family deaths and a lengthy divorce sparked a personal quest: to solve her own loneliness. She is the founder of Cabernet Coaches®, social access and self-betterment group for women. 

Britney and her ex-husband's journey to amicability hasn't been easy! While both understand that raising teenage boys is never easy, they need to help their kids through their divorce. 

Talk to Heather about: 

  1. Top three pieces of advice on discussing divorce with your kids? 
  2. Tips for rebuilding fractured ties with kids after divorce 
  3. What are the ways to help your kids move forward with their life without feeling emotionally drained? 
  4. How to become good role model parents for your kids and always be there for them?
  5. Challenges faced while coming out of damaged relationships

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