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 [...]
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 [...]
One of the most unexpected challenges I experienced after divorce was the reaction and loss of family and friends. The people you expect to stand beside you and support you in the process of divorce were opinionated and critical.
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.
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?
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!