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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?

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 ...

Children don't forget the fights

Children don't forget the fights

We've all done it. Let our temper fly and throw a barrage of spiteful words at our partner in front of the kids. Even behind closed doors, we know they can hear everything, so why do we do it? ‘Children are like emotional Geiger counters,” says E. Mark Cummings, psychologist at Notre Dame University, who, along with colleagues, has published hundreds of papers over twenty years on the subject.