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Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all. The […]

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Alienation in Five Easy Steps

Alienation in Five Easy Steps

I have been asked recently about alienating strategies used by parents and how to manage these. This is a starter post in terms of this topic which is vast in terms of the how and why of alienation. To begin with we will break down the alienation process into steps and relate it to everyday […]

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Children of Single Parents Need Support from Courts

Children of Single Parents Need Support from Courts

Single mothers are not the ones in need of support from courts – our Children are the ones who desperately need support from our courts. News24 article, ‘Single mothers need support from courts’, 2017-08-01, by Aishah Cassiem refers: If a single mother is raising her child without the financial support of the child’s father, it […]

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Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Does the thought of going through a divorce fill you with a thousand stress- inducing questions? Collaborative Divorce is a new trend in South Africa, which has been practiced successfully in the US, UK and Australia for several years. Will it take forever? What will the impact be on the children?  Will they cope?  Will […]

22nd May 2017 | By More
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 […]

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Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

POST A PHOTO of your left hand wearing something blue to the page, in support of this initiative. See other photos below. Please sign up via the pop-up menu, to receive instructions for posting your photo and also to be notified of the next Global Fair Divorce Day on 25 June 2018. The first Global Fair Divorce […]

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Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

. April Give-Away – Two Autographed Handbooks on Co-Parenting and Parenting Plans, Exclusive to Fair Divorce Readers . . Karen Bonnell, who is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, has more than 30 years’ experience as collaborative divorce coach for families facing the transition of […]

27th April 2017 | By More
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

When Parents Rotate In and Out of the Family Home A “bird’s nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centred. Rather than the children having to adapt to the parents’ needs and living in two separate dwellings, they remain in the family home and the parents take turns moving in and out, like birds alighting […]

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Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

In May 2016, I was interviewed by Woman Online and, what I said a year ago is as true today as it was then. Fair Divorce has grown beyond my expectations and my personal journey has been the most challenging learning curve ever. Below is the conversation: Please introduce yourself and tell us about the path […]

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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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