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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
WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

Growing up with divorce and a blended family, presented many obstacles. Then I got married and stepped into my own instant blended family with my husband, his child, his ex-wife and both their families. It was challenging and rather problematic at times. As the years went by, we had two more children and eventually ended up […]

5th June 2015 | By More
Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our fathers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the nature of the relationships they have with the men in their lives. This year, father’s day is on Sunday 18 June. Being […]

4th June 2015 | By More
What to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone

What to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb It’s inevitable that we’ll feel angry—and many times, with people we know well and love. We all will. We’ll all have lots of misunderstandings and annoyances, and lots of opportunities to practice responding to anger calmly […]

18th May 2015 | By More
Blending Families

Blending Families

Here are five common myths about blending families, that keep families apart: Don’t be their Mom, be their friend – It was about a few months in when a friends of my significant other muttered this very statement. It was followed up by “He already has aunts, grandma and me, he doesn’t need anyone else.” […]

12th May 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
Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our Mothers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the relationships they have with the women who gave birth to them and the roles that their mothers play in their lives. […]

6th May 2015 | By More