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. [...]
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. [...]
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.
Raising teenagers can seem overwhelming for any parent, even in the best of families. Single parents often feel like they’re walking a tight rope with no safety net, balancing words and actions while communicating with their teen. Even if there’s a step-parent to lean on for support, teens can be up, down, here, there and [...]
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.
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!