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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. Read Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day Being divorced, does not relieve […]

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 sceptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Father’s Day Tips for Divorced Moms On mother’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for mothers – not only your own mother, […]

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
10 Ways to Reduce Drama Instantly

10 Ways to Reduce Drama Instantly

“Drama does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it, or associate with it.” – Unknown . Drama demands attention. It’s a way of making a person, an action or a thing seem more important than it is. Drama exists in all facets of our lives, and not many can admit to […]

20th April 2015 | By More
Compassion in Divorce

Compassion in Divorce

Divorce is ranked the second most stressful life experience, after the death of a spouse. While some marriages end amicably, many end with partners feeling angry, resentful or overwhelmed with emotional pain. If we listen compassionately to our spouses and have the ability to translate their loudness or aggression into the feelings and unmet needs that they have, […]

19th April 2015 | By More
Once a father, always a father

Once a father, always a father

Seconds after my daughter’s birth, she was put in my arms. There I was, holding this little bundle with a pretty decent mop of black  hair, crying desperately and still quite messy from the birth. At that point I had no time to decide whether I wanted to be a father or not. The fact was […]

25th March 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