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Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

For many, the word “stepmom” conjures up some ugly connotations: the wicked stepmother from “Cinderella” perhaps, or someone who presses their stepkids to use words like “bonus mom” while crossing every parenting boundary in the book.   As pervasive as those images may be, it couldn’t be farther from the truth for many blended families. […]

19th May 2016 | By More
You don’t have to get Married

You don’t have to get Married

’…I’m not a big fan of marriage.   I think marriage takes really talented dreamers and creative beings that are capable of creating real change and puts them inside this widely accepted institution of marriage, where they will then spend most of their time, emotions, magic, and valuable energy trying to be «good» citizens and live up to the impossible «perfect marriage/perfect family» illusion that […]

9th May 2016 | By More
Parenting Stereotypes and Parental Alienation

Parenting Stereotypes and Parental Alienation

This powerful TEDtalk by Dr Jennifer Harman, challenges us to re-consider our parenting stereotypes and expectations, as she illustrates how it subtly causes parental alienation in many instances. A must watch!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3YdldNXZnQ&app=desktop   Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch RSA)

21st April 2016 | By More
Dads are not Babysitters – they are Parents

Dads are not Babysitters – they are Parents

This perspective on parenting is refreshing and should apply vice versa, don’t you think? Even more so when parents are separated or divorced.     You know what would be nice? It would be nice to live in a world where men didn’t get put up on a pedestal for “helping” take care of their […]

7th February 2016 | By More
Etiquette for Special Occasions

Etiquette for Special Occasions

“A big part of cooperative parenting and divorce means getting along for your children’s sake no matter what the occasion is. When you have a child together, there will be certain celebrations that your child will want both parents to be present and being able to put your animosity aside just for a day can […]

25th November 2015 | By More
A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A common divorce scenario for families with children, looks like this: Dad moves out of the marital home into a small apartment while Mom and the kids remain in the family dwelling. While it seems like a sensible option, it is important not to underestimate the severe sense of loss a father has to deal […]

23rd November 2015 | By More
Family Vacation after Divorce

Family Vacation after Divorce

From Divorce, a Fractured Beauty Happy families are not all alike. Picture this one. A mother and father sit on a beach on the Fourth of July with their two children, a boy, 6, and a girl, 4. The parents are just on the other side of 40, still relatively young, still relatively attractive. Their […]

8th October 2015 | By More
Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

In a magnanimous gesture last week, Todd Bachman, ran to the front row to fetch his daughter’s stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, so that they could both walk her down the aisle. “He came and grabbed my hand and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,’” Cendrosky […]

30th September 2015 | By More
How to tell your kids you’re getting divorced

How to tell your kids you’re getting divorced

Breaking up is hard to do. But talking about it might even be harder. There’s a right way and a wrong way for divorcing parents to spill the beans to their kids. This is the conversation no parent wants to have. But if you find yourself in that boat, experts have some advice that might minimize […]

4th August 2015 | By More
Best Practice: Regular Overnight Care From Both Parents

Best Practice: Regular Overnight Care From Both Parents

110 Mental health experts from 15 countries, endorse a report that recommends overnight care of children from both parents, after separation. The days are past when experts advised divorced dads to make a clean break from the family and remain, at best, visitors in their children’s lives. Growing awareness that children do best with two […]

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