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 [...]
From the day your child is born they are dependent on you, as a parent to support, guide, teach and inspire them until they can become self-sufficient as an adult. That’s a huge responsibility! I often wonder why parenting courses aren’t mandatory, but then pregnancy isn’t always planned, is it?
As you reflect on what’s happened in your past what have you learned? Every life experience, good bad and ugly is a contrast to what we want in our life or can gives us clarity of what we want more of. If we don’t take time to assess what we want and plan to have [...]
Do you get over-whelmed and stressed with the approach of Christmas as a single parent? Life can be hard enough emotionally, physically and financially without the added burden of keeping up with the “Jones” & the desires of your children after divorce. Well here’s some tips that can help!
If you are the custodial parent and your ex has regular visitations the more organized and routine you can be the easier the transition is for your children. I understand as a single parent who is responsible and prepared you feel you do all the work and still things are difficult. It’s true you may [...]