What is Co-parenting?

When two parents divorce or separate, they divorce the other – the children will never divorce either parent. The original family structure (parents and children in one home), then moves into two homes. The system of co-parenting is then implemented to support the children moving between the two homes. As hard as it is, parents should separate their emotions and feelings towards the other parent and focus only on the best interest of their children (Cooperating Coparents).

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Mediation offers a safe and neutral environment where disputes between parents can be resolved without spending loads of time and money. The following disputes are mediated: Divorce, parenting plans, blended family issues and general disagreements between parents. Fee: R500 per 90 minute session.
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Parents often get caught up in the divorce cycle. Emotions flair up and instead of reaching any form of agreement, the divorce spirals out of control. The financial and emotional cost associated is often unbearable. Our Case Managers can assist objectively to attempt to break the cycle. A flat rate of R500 is charged.
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I will never speak to that person again

2015-06-23 | When two people divorce, separate or break up, emotions often run high. It is perfectly understandable to want to never want to speak to that person again. But when two parents (bio or step) divorce, the break up involves that the original family structure effectively operates out of two homes. In short, a family structure consists of a mom, a dad and children. Remember that both parents will always stay as a parent to the children then by virtue of the Constitution of our country and the Childrens Act 38 of 2005 The best interest of child standard. The divorce occurs between the parents, it does not break up the family system and the children will never divorce either parent.

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Walk it Out to Work it Out

2015-06-15 | If you want to boost creative problem solving or get a fresh perspective, then get up from your conference room table and climb out of those comfy living room chairs. Walking is better.

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Divorce the right way

2015-06-21 | It is important to remember that you have two options or ways to get divorced. Almost like picking up a bow and arrow, aiming and shooting once the arrow leaves the bow, it is very hard to change its direction. Keep in mind that if you break the other parent emotionally and or financially in court, your children (and family system) will be negatively affected, same applies if the other parent breaks you. If one or both parents spend every cent they have to pay for the divorce, no money will be left to look after your children and your family system. If you decide to litigate, it will be much harder to get into a co-parenting environment – please do not cut your nose to spite your children.

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Homework Help! A System That Works for ADHD Children

2015-06-18 | Homework time can often bring an array of frustration to parents assisting. Sadly, the frustration might burst into a screaming match. When dealing with children and AD(H)D, things can get much harder. As a side note, do not forget what Concerta/Ritalin dosage your child is and what time of day they take the meds - the medication might be at a very low level later in the day when homework is done. Consult your doctor if you are unsure.

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