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Teacher Tips for Students Dealing with Divorce

Teacher Tips for Students Dealing with Divorce

Roughly fifty percent of children attending school, have divorced parents. Here are some helpful tips from The Family Community, for teachers to help their students cope with the changes divorce brings to their lives. . .No matter the age of the children, divorce is an extremely emotional time. They are figuring out a whole new […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
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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The Freedom of Divorce

The Freedom of Divorce

Freedom from the Past brings Freedom to build a Future As we were celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa recently, commemorating the transitions our country and its people have gone through over the past 20 odd years, it made me think about the freedom that the transition of divorce brings. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

What is play therapy? Play therapy is individual intervention, which means the child has their own private space and someone who is there just for them. It offers the opportunity to work through difficulties through play, as well as talking. In using play, one engages the natural means through which children learn and express many […]

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Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Why we have to keep our promises, especially when we get divorced. We don’t know exactly what Angie and Brad promised each other on their wedding day, but from the tabloids we do know that their children helped to write their vows and one of them was “to say sorry, whenever they had a fight”. […]

27th February 2017 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

7 Ways Infidelity Destroys Your Children

When you decide to be unfaithful to your partner, you also decide to destroy your children. The day I held my daughter for the first time, an immense (almost impossible to bear) sense of responsibility came into my life. Her sky-blue eyes looked at me intensely as if to say: “Here I am, now you […]

26th January 2017 | By More
Are You Walking Away or Being Left Behind?

Are You Walking Away or Being Left Behind?

How do you feel about your divorce – are you ready to get on with it or are you resisting the process? Upon his return from a business trip, Sean greets Rachel with a nonchalant brush on the cheek. “We have to talk” he whispers in her ear as he pushes past her to tuck the […]

27th October 2016 | 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
When is the Best Time to Divorce?

When is the Best Time to Divorce?

Is there an age when divorce is easier on children? There’s no simple answer: it all depends on what’s going on in your family, what kind of parents you are, how much you can co-operate and also, the age and temperament of your child. I hear this question every time I lecture parents or participate […]

29th October 2015 | By More
An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma

An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma

The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma. For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge. As our […]

27th July 2015 | By More