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Youth Day Give-Away

Youth Day Give-Away

In lieu of South African Youth Day, which we celebrate on 16 June, we have a very special Give Away for Children. Dr Jillian Roberts, author of Why Do Families Change?  has generously donated two autographed copies of her book, one of which will be kept in our Library and the other will be given […]

15th June 2017 | By More
Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

POST A PHOTO of your left hand wearing something blue to the page, in support of this initiative. See other photos below. Please sign up via the pop-up menu, to receive instructions for posting your photo and also to be notified of the next Global Fair Divorce Day on 25 June 2018. The first Global Fair Divorce […]

29th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

. April Give-Away – Two Autographed Handbooks on Co-Parenting and Parenting Plans, Exclusive to Fair Divorce Readers . . Karen Bonnell, who is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, has more than 30 years’ experience as collaborative divorce coach for families facing the transition of […]

27th April 2017 | By More
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

When Parents Rotate In and Out of the Family Home A “bird’s nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centred. Rather than the children having to adapt to the parents’ needs and living in two separate dwellings, they remain in the family home and the parents take turns moving in and out, like birds alighting […]

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Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

Divorce Contributes to High School Dropout Rate

After the experience itself, children of divorce face a lot of difficulties. Their lives can change drastically, and given their age, they do not necessarily have a lot of input on the matter. It’s when they start getting older, their opinions on the matters at hand start surfacing, causing emotional reactions and behaviours. High school […]

24th March 2017 | By | Reply More
How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

How I Coped with my Parents’ Divorce as an Adult

“Your father’s gone.” I was sitting on the edge of my bed, pulling on a pair of socks, getting ready for work as a temp in a publishing house, when my mum phoned. I was 23, had just got my first job since graduating that summer, and was feeling like an Actual Grown-Up at last. […]

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Switching Schools is Difficult for Children of Divorce

Switching Schools is Difficult for Children of Divorce

For children of divorce, routines can be a safety net, which allows individuals to escape the harsh realities of parental discord. They seek comfort in the mundane, day-to-day activities of school, but for many children of divorce, their lives are being upended through moving to a new house and switching to a new school. It’s […]

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7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

When you decide to be unfaithful to your partner, you also decide to destroy your children. The day I held my daughter for the first time, an immense (almost impossible to bear) sense of responsibility came into my life. Her sky-blue eyes looked at me intensely as if to say: “Here I am, now you […]

26th January 2017 | By More
Two Books about Divorce

Two Books about Divorce

. Recognised as an Exemplary Christian Self-Help Book by the Illumination Book Awards, Peace after Divorce: Choosing Concrete Actions Rooted in Faith, helps you with real-life issues to change your life for the better. . Author Renee Smith Ettline, founder of After Divorce Ministries, shares her own painful experiences of divorce and her journey to […]

28th October 2016 | By More
Parental Alienation – A Measuring Tool

Parental Alienation – A Measuring Tool

Have you ever been so angry and frustrated about being alienated from your child(ren), that you wished there was a way to prove that Parental Alienation is actually real and happening in your life and use that proof to put a stop to it? Here is your chance to get your circumstances recorded anonymously and contribute […]

8th September 2016 | By More