Communication will be the hardest thing you have to do as a co-parent. Here are Divvito’s top co-parenting tips for communicating about the kids. To make it easier to understand, we’re going to relate it to a game of football. To play the game, you need four things – two teams, rules, referees and a place to play. Without these, there is no game.
Oh, if only communication was easy! Misunderstandings and misinterpretations can cause so much stress for parents after separation, especially if emotions are running high. The best way to keep co-parenting communication on track is to use the BIFF response – Brief, Informative, Friendly and Firm.
Do you believe it serendipity? I do. I had just finished an interview with a parent the other day who had shared their sorrows at the viciousness of their ex-partners messages before using Divvito. They asked me why I thought those who love us the most could be the cruellest. I didn’t have an answer, and was still pondering the enormity of their question when a song came on the radio – If I could turn back time.
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 honey, 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.
We've all been there – the dreaded blow up. Let me paint the picture for you. It's Saturday afternoon and you're out for coffee with a friend when you receive a message from your ex. They have just sent through an expense that you haven't agreed to split ... and it's over $300! Oh boy, it's on again!
On the first working Monday of the year, family lawyers and attorneys across the globe brace themselves for a crazy day. More people will be asking to file for divorce or retain their services on that day than any other day of the year.
If you’re one of these couples, the necessary and natural process in dealing with a fundamental change like this is to grieve. Here are the five stages of grieving you will go through after a separation or divorce.
Co-parenting after divorce is always filled with challenges but don't despair! The one person who can change how you manage the emotional roller coaster called divorce is you. Take on one or all of these kickass co-parenting resolutions for 2018 and make this year a kickass year for you and your kids.