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Post-Divorce Parenting Mistakes & Strategies

Post-Divorce Parenting Mistakes & Strategies

Post-divorce parenting is fraught with danger — danger that you will inadvertently do damage on top of what the divorce has already done. To help you recognize mistakes you may be making and to avoid mistakes you’re prone to make, Dr. Phil lists some of the biggest and most frequent mistakes those in your situation […]

29th July 2015 | By More
Back to Normal after the Holidays

Back to Normal after the Holidays

Holidays for divorced families are often a stressful time as routines and rules are different from one household to another and as a result, children tend to be over-stimulated and sleep-deprived. Symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbances, separation anxiety, withdrawal, rebellion, aggression, tantrums, regression, eating disorders, nervous habits etc. Ideally, separated parents ought to maintain similar […]

14th July 2015 | By More
Worried About What’s Going On At The Other House?

Worried About What’s Going On At The Other House?

When I mediated in Superior Court, working with about 3000 moms and dads battling over custody arrangements, the one puzzling issue I came across consistently was parents’ fears. They were afraid to give their child over to the other parent because they worried about what was going to happen behind closed doors at that other […]

8th July 2015 | By More
Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a written agreement between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, outlining in detail their respective responsibilities and rights of care, contact, guardianship and maintenance with regard to a child. What must a Parenting Plan deal with? A parenting plan may determine any matter in connection with […]

22nd June 2015 | By More
How to Handle Holidays

How to Handle Holidays

While holidays offer parents an opportunity for loads of quality time with their children, it also often involves issues such as fitting a vacation around the other parent’s schedule, giving up some time for the other’s sake, switching parenting roles while still having the usual responsibilities and not seeing your kids for a prolonged period […]

20th June 2015 | By More
Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

If you or your ex-spouse are one of those sceptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes.   On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not only your own father, but also the […]

8th June 2015 | By More
Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers

If you are one of those skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. On mother’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for mothers – not only your own mother, but also the mother of your children. […]

8th May 2015 | By More
Safety Tips for Visitation

Safety Tips for Visitation

Your kids are going to visit your ex regularly and if the level of safety consciousness is not quite the same as yours, this is for you. Instead of getting furious and having another unresolved argument because the other party simply doesn’t get it, why don’t you rather teach your kids some basic emergency tips […]

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Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Divorce sucks. It doesn’t matter if you were the divorcer or the divorcee, it doesn’t matter who was at fault, none of that matters – what does matter is that it’s a time in your life when you are forced to hit a reset button. You can choose to use that reset button for good […]

24th March 2015 | By More