WORKSHOP: Building Resiliency in Children of Divorce: 10 Co-Parenting Golden Rules

Are you a parent interested in helping your children continue to thrive through divorce? WORKSHOP Building Resiliency in Children of Divorce: 10 Co-Parenting Golden Rules Saturday January 30, 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm  Pacific Academy, 722 Genevieve St., Solana Beach, CA 92075 Register at: Divorce Co-Parenting Golden Rules or call 760-815-2799 In this two-hour workshop, Dr. Azmaira… Read more »


FAMILY CHANGES: AN AWARD-WINNING FINALIST IN THE USA BOOK NEWS BEST BOOKS AWARDS

Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the 2015 USA Book News Best Books Awards. We are delighted to share that Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the “Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards. Please visit USA Book News 2015 Awards… Read more »


Navigating Divorce During the Holidays: NEPA Family Magazine Features Dr. Maker’s Guidelines

NEPA Family Magazine features Dr. Maker’s article on guidelines for navigating divorce during the holiday season.  Divorce is a complicated process with many emotional tug-of-wars that can be painful for children.  These tug-of-wars sometimes become exacerbated during the holiday season, as each parent consciously or unconsciously vies for the children during the holiday celebrations.  Hence, children… Read more »


Littlest Bookshelf Interviews Dr. Maker on Divorce and Children

The Littlest Bookshelf, an excellent resource for reviews on children’s books, conducted an in-depth interview with Dr. Maker on divorce and children.  To read the complete interview, please visit Littlest Bookshelf.  The interview questions ranged from how Dr. Maker’s book, Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children was created, best ways to explain separation and divorce… Read more »


Managing Impulsivity in Children: Tips and Tools

Providing parents and teachers with tips and tools to manage impulsive behaviors in children can be very helpful for the child and the adult.  Managing Impulsive Behavior: Guidelines and Behavioral Charts provides parents and teachers with an effective guide on how to respond to and diminish impulsive behaviors in the classroom and at home. Many parents and… Read more »


Collaboratively Explaining Divorce to Children

There are many different ways to explain divorce, a major life transition, to young children. Although there is no exact or perfect way to process divorce with children, there are some general guidelines that counselors, family lawyers, and advocates recommend that are in the best interest of children. Being in agreement on what to say… Read more »


Six Year Old Explains Emotional Needs To Divorced Parents

I recently viewed an extraordinarily powerful video of a six year old child explaining her emotional needs to her divorced parents.  This young girl shares in very poignant ways how she needs her parents to be friends, to be calm, to be stable, and to be nice to each other.  This video and what the… Read more »


Tips For Explaining Divorce To Young Children

Divorce is an emotionally complicated process and one that can be very difficult to explain to young children.  Although there is no one correct way to support children through a divorce, as children and families are unique, most professionals do agree on general guidelines that facilitate children’s well being during and after the divorce. When… Read more »


Tools For Increasing Focus and Productivity During Your Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally complicated process that can sometimes debilitate your work performance, focus, and productivity.  Please read my article published in the Human Talent Network for effective tools and a guide on how to increase your work productivity, focus, and motivation at work during a divorce.  


Investigating the Effects of Screen Time on Children: Can Screen Time Be Addictive And Is It Harmful To My Child’s Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Development?

Parents often worry about the amount of time their child is spending on electronics and how it is affecting their social skills, motivation, attention, emotional regulation, and neurological functioning.  Given the easy access to multiple media modes (TV, ipads, computers, iphones, etc.), electronics have become the “go to” in quiet moments. Screen time has also… Read more »