Category Archives: Communication Plan

The Importance of Consistency Between Mom’s House / Dad’s House

    When raising children in separated homes, there are many things to negotiate At first when parents separate, typically the first things that need to be dealt with are parenting schedules (when will children be at mom’s house and at dad’s house) and the finances (child support, bill payments, etc.). However, separated parents (referred … Continue reading The Importance of Consistency Between Mom’s House / Dad’s House

Globe and Mail – How Parents Can Have A Happy Thanksgiving (and existence)

Link to Article October 6, 2011 – Tralee Pearce reminds parents that there is a requirement for parents to co-exist after the dust settles from the divorce negotiations.  If you have a nasty divorce, you will likely have a nasty co-parenting relationship for at least a few years to come.  She talks about the benefits … Continue reading Globe and Mail – How Parents Can Have A Happy Thanksgiving (and existence)

How Can We Make Extra-Curricular Activities Run Smoothly Post-Divorce?

You mean you still have to work with your ex on issues regarding the kids after the divorce has been finalized? Imagine that! Some clients wonder why I encourage them to choose a divorce process that will allow them to be able to (and even want to) communicate with their ex post-divorce.  Extra-curricular activities often … Continue reading How Can We Make Extra-Curricular Activities Run Smoothly Post-Divorce?

Huff Post Canada – Family Mediation: The Best Practice For Parents And Their Children When The Marriage Is Over

Link to Article June 20, 2011 – Howard H. Irving, PhD. writes about the devastation he sees amongst children of divorce when parents decide to use the adversarial system to resolve their marriage disputes.   He acknowledges that the first instinct is for parents to lay blame and find fault with the other, but that when … Continue reading Huff Post Canada – Family Mediation: The Best Practice For Parents And Their Children When The Marriage Is Over

4 Tips for High Conflict Divorced or Separated Co-Parents

Would you consider yourself and your ex-partner (co-parent) to be high conflict? There are many ways that you can make your co-parenting experience more tolerable, for the sake of your kids:   Use a Communication App – there are many apps (free and paid) by which you and your ex can communicate.  The most robust … Continue reading 4 Tips for High Conflict Divorced or Separated Co-Parents

Fantastic Website Found: “Our Family Wizard”

I thought I would use this opportunity to share with you a gem of a website that I found: www.ourfamilywizard.com. This site is a tool to assist separated or divorced families communicate over the Internet. This can be called a form of “parallel parenting”, which is a way for parents to communicate without the need … Continue reading Fantastic Website Found: “Our Family Wizard”

How can I help my kids get through our divorce happy and healthy?

First, I want to congratulate you for recognizing that you need to focus energy on helping your kids get through your separation and/or divorce. The other day I heard a statistic from a U.S. based study which astonished me: 45% of families going through a divorce only say a couple of remarks to their kids … Continue reading How can I help my kids get through our divorce happy and healthy?