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Mother-Child Bond vs Father-Child Bond

Mother-Child Bond vs Father-Child Bond

Equal Parenting is really possible. Fathers can do just as well as mothers, as seen in this interesting perspective on how we have evolved as families. Is the long-held belief that mothers have a stronger bond with their children really true? Scholars investigate this theory and examine how fathers interact with their children. From the […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Why Mothers Leave their Children

Why Mothers Leave their Children

In South Africa, only three out of every ten children live with both their parents. Three out of every ten children live with their mothers and one out of every ten live with their fathers. The rest live with family members or other care-givers. Here is an interesting perspective from women who choose to leave […]

23rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all. The […]

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Alienation in Five Easy Steps

Alienation in Five Easy Steps

I have been asked recently about alienating strategies used by parents and how to manage these. This is a starter post in terms of this topic which is vast in terms of the how and why of alienation. To begin with we will break down the alienation process into steps and relate it to everyday […]

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Fair Divorce Mandala

Fair Divorce Mandala

Make your own beautiful divorce mandala with a divorce mantra crafted in your own words. Display it and make a daily ritual of reading it out loud. It will guide you through the divorce process and beyond. The divorce mandalas below were designed with healing intention. I invite you to send a photograph of your […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Children’s Book Give Away July 2017

Children’s Book Give Away July 2017

It is time for our July Give-Away and we’re proudly offering a book for children! Kes Gray, author of Mum and Dad Glue has generously donated two autographed copies of his book, one of which will be kept in our Library and the other will be given away in a lucky draw. To enter the draw, please […]

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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
The Freedom of Divorce

The Freedom of Divorce

Freedom from the Past brings Freedom to build a Future As we were celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa recently, commemorating the transitions our country and its people have gone through over the past 20 odd years, it made me think about the freedom that the transition of divorce brings. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply 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