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August Give-Away

August Give-Away

Our August Give-Away guides parents to help their children cope with divorce! South African Anne Cawood, author of Adjusting the Boundaries has generously donated two autographed copies of her 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 comment below […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

22nd August 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
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 […]

17th August 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Why You Need to Use Parenting Plan Software

Why You Need to Use Parenting Plan Software

Even the most drama free divorces can turn ugly at any point in time. While this is a problem for couples without children, when children are involved it can be even more complicated. Any couple that is or has gone through a divorce with children knows they need a parenting plan. One of the major […]

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Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Does the thought of going through a divorce fill you with a thousand stress- inducing questions? Collaborative Divorce is a new trend in South Africa, which has been practiced successfully in the US, UK and Australia for several years. Will it take forever? What will the impact be on the children?  Will they cope?  Will […]

22nd May 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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