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New resources and services available to children whose parents are separating and when should children be involved in the family mediation process?

Posted on April 1, 2013 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Contact Matters, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

In a recent joint family mediation session I held with parents to three children, the parents had agreed to separate but were unsure how to tell the children that they would be divorcing shortly. Parent One wanted to tell the children with both parents present while the other parent (Parent Two) initially did not want […]

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Shared parenting presumptions are set to be introduced by the Government in the Children Act 1989

Posted on January 27, 2013 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Contact Matters, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 10 Comments

Proposed Clause The Department for Education announced on 6th November 2012 that it proposes to introduce amendments to The Children Act 1989 to allow for a presumption of shared parenting. There will be a new section 1 (2A) inserted into the Act as follows: “(2A) A court, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or […]

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The Hundreds Of Questions

Posted on April 18, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 1 Comment

Your child is going to have hundreds of questions about what you and daddy are going to do now you don’t want to live together. Full of emotion and probably feeling irrational -¬‐ them not you -¬‐ is not really going to be the best time to discuss with them the full details of the […]

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Stepfamilies and How to Survive Them

Posted on March 24, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 1 Comment

The difference between step families and our own children is that we don’t set out to have them. They come as a package with our new partner. They are born out of divorce, and, after being part of an often heart wrenching transition, they are thrust into the bosom of their parent’s ‘new love’ (and […]

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Dealing with change

Posted on February 7, 2012 - Filed Under Children in Divorce, Effect of divorce on children, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Tips on dealing with children | 1 Comment

Children often have difficulties coping with change. These could be everyday minor transitions such as moving from one task to another (such as packing up toys and coming to have tea) or from one environment to another (such as home to school). Or the changes they face may be much more significant such as dealing […]

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