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Divorce through the eyes of a child

Divorce through the eyes of a child

If you’re a parent dealing with a separation or divorce, we know how complicated life can be. Such an emotionally-charged life-changing event has its personal challenges, yet sometimes our emotional responses – anger, sadness and chilled indifference to our former half – have greater impact on those we love. Our children. 

How to agree on your children’s extra-curricular activities

How to agree on your children’s extra-curricular activities

You've just picked your kids up from school and your youngest enthusiastically demands they want to join the football team ... when only last week they wanted to join the chess club! "Ok darling, let's chat about this when we get home," is your immediate answer as what was once an easy decision becomes slightly more complicated now that you're separated! Negotiating with your ex can sometimes be like negotiating a convoy of aid through a war-torn country, so here are three tips to reaching an agreement on extra-curricular activities with your ex.

Just separated? Put the kids first and follow our Interim Parenting Guidelines Agreement

Just separated? Put the kids first and follow our Interim Parenting Guidelines Agreement

If you've recently separated and still not sure what to do, the first priority is to put your kids first and agree on an Interim Parenting Guidelines Agreement. But how do you do that when your world is falling apart, you're an emotional wreck, your stress levels are through the roof and you feel like it's only cello tape holding you together?

Society has a divorce complex fuelled by the media and it's hurting everybody

Society has a divorce complex fuelled by the media and it's hurting everybody

It's clear that society has a divorce complex fuelled by the media and it's hurting everybody. The reason it took me so long the separate is that I feared being labelled a failure, a bad parent, and 'one of them'! Why did I think that, why do a lot of people think that?

What to do with your Medicare account after you separate

What to do with your Medicare account after you separate

There are hundreds of items to action when you separate so we reached out to our pre-launch registered users to find out what questions they needed answers to. One was what to do with your Medicare account after you separate? With no details online, we went directly to the Department of Human Services to get the correct answers.

Successful shared parenting – starting right

Successful shared parenting – starting right

In conversations with so many parents about how to manage children between two households, you soon realise that many are overwhelmed with what has to be discussed and organised with their ex to ensure everybody stays sane. Relationships Australia has produced a great parenting plan document that walks you though all the areas needing resolution. Here is a quick overview ...

Super mums and dads are definitely single

Super mums and dads are definitely single

Juggling becomes a refined craft when you become a single parent, so many of you would agree that super mums and dads are definitely single. Some days it feels like you're super Mario navigating a racetrack and just trying not to collide into anything. A typical weekday in a single parent household looks like this ...