Divorce is for parents - co-parenting is for your children

The principle of co-parenting states that a child always has the right to maintain a stable relationship and contact with both parents, even if they are separated or divorced, unless there is a recognized need to separate him/her from one or both parents. CoParenting opposes the norm of granting custody of a child exclusively to a single parent and promotes responsible shared parenting to ensure children receive care and love from both parents.

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Posted on 2015-04-23
Shakespeare died today in 1616 and I sat thinking, not about his words and the fact that we still admire them, but at the complexity of families and divorce. I was wondering how we manage to still get it so wrong when we know all about the topic and its effects, yet we still cannot make it better....

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Defining Cooperative Coparenting and Conflictual Coparenting

Posted on 2015-04-13
Cooperative coparents both believe that the other parent is valuable, worthwhile and important in the childrens life. This means that both of the parents believe that the children need to have a relationship with each parent and the children with both parents....

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10 Communication Tips for Blended Families

Posted on 2015-04-22
For those dealing with blended family issues, communication is even more vital. Children are usually living in multiple households and relationships between exes sometimes sour. Whats the best way to communicate in situations like those? Here are some tips to help open the lines of communication wit...

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Why you should not compare your children to their siblings

Posted on 2015-04-25
I was 24 years old when I finally learned to embrace my individuality. I spent most of my childhood hating who I was and wishing I was different. My low self-esteem and self-confidence would often be triggered by comments made by my mother. When I was in high school, if I was doing well at English, ...

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Drafting of a Parenting Plan

Posted on 2014-12-17
The Children's Act 38 of 2005 makes provision for a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan is agreed to by both parents following a mediation process with a qualified mediator (in terms of the Act) who facilitates the process and draws up the parenting plan. This person may be a family advocate, psychol...

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A Parenting Plan sets out the schedule and protocols for the living arrangements of children with separated parents. It allows parents to avoid future conflicts.
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