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
What do children in the midst of their parents’ high conflict divorce want for Christmas? Ask them… they’ll tell you they want freedom from conflict – a gift that will last a lifetime. Wouldn’t that be a special gift for your children? When parents talk about how they will share holidays and special occasions, many … Continue reading Give Your Children The Gift of A Conflict-Free Christmas
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?
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)
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
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?
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”