As a parent all you need to do is listen sometimes. Children of divorce go through an internal cyclone of emotions and if they can’t openly talk about what they’re feeling it gets bottled up. They need to ask questions and feel the answers are truthful. They need to be heard just like anyone else. [...]
Often anxiety in children is simply miscommunication when telling the truth is all they need to hear. Telling the truth with compassion, empathy, understanding and love is much more effective than ‘protecting or shielding your child’ from what you, the parent are afraid to say.
So often when we least expect it we learn a profound life lesson! The video below, which I discovered on YouTube displays an inspiring lesson a pet can teach a child. Pets are the perfect example of unconditional love and can teach patience, persistence, responsibility and so much more. Take a moment to enjoy this. [...]
“Different laws apply to different types of couples because the federal, provincial and territorial governments share responsibility for family law under Canada’s Constitution. The federal government is responsible for making laws related to divorce. The provinces and territories are responsible for making family laws related to unmarried couples, married couples who separate but have not [...]
Holidays alone after divorce, without your kids sucks! Holidays alone period can suck unless you want to have ‘down’ time. Whether you share custody or not, if you have children and are not able to celebrate with them it’s depressing! After all, most holidays are all about children and family. So how can you get [...]
Any single parent will agree there’s a lot of responsibility as the custodial parent raising children. At times it feels impossible and too often unappreciated, but when all is said and done the rewards far outweigh the challenges. I’m here to offer ideas, tried and true techniques and emotional support on your journey of parenting.
Do you feel alienated, ignored and invisible as a parent? Are you doing everything you can to communicate and still feeling ignored? Most parents will relate to moments of despair and alienation with their teenage child. Heck, most teenagers can relate to feeling like an alien in their own body! Know, that as a single [...]
Do you shake your head, roll your eyes and think your parent is clueless? It can be tough enough getting your point across in a functional home where at least one parent gets it, but when dealing with a single parent who’s got an agenda of their own and doesn’t listen, it feels impossible.
How, as a parent do you say “no” to your child when other parents allow their kids to do ‘it’? This is a question most parents are confronted with at some point, and certainly an argument your child will argue when they want something. “Everyone else is doing it – why can’t I?”
Reading the Department of Justice, Canada “overview of the risks & protectors for children of separation & divorce” it appears the majority of information is at least 10 years old or older. Controversial to say the least! In my personal opinion divorce or separation is not the key factor in the “standard” well-being of children.