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 Services

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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Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child after separation or divorce.  A parenting plan is created with input from both parents in the best interest of their children and can be made a court order. The cost of a Parenting Plan normally varies between R1000 to R3000.
 
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  • Co-parenting
  • Mediation
  • Getting Divorced
  • Good Enough Parenting
  • Parental Alienation

How Children Cope with High Conflict Divorce: How are they harmed and what can parents do to help them?

2015-08-17 | Children are trained erroneously through this process that all conflict is a must to avoid. They learn to strategize as a way to get their needs met. For instance a child is aware that his mother does not want him to take any martial arts classes because she fears they will cause him to be violent. The child knows that the mom is worried that dad will try to enroll him in violent activities. The child then convinces dad to enroll him in a class that teaches how to be safe without using violence.

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What is divorce mediation?

2015-07-09 | Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute-resolution tool that helps people settle their differences sensibly and with the legal system having only minimal involvement. It provides a structured process that minimizes the defensiveness and friction that are normally present during spousal settlement conversations. It does this by creating a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the spouses to put their best foot forward when they are presenting their thoughts and concerns to one another.

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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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Respect Your Children and Yourself

2015-08-30 | Kids learn by imitation, and just demonstrating respectful behavior will take you a long way. The basic rule is: You get what you give. Sound familiar? Some call it the Golden Rule, and some call it karma, but the idea is the same: Treat your child as you would like to be treated and your child (eventually and usually) will treat you that way back.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome — The Parent/Child Disconnect

2015-06-09 | While some social workers may be unaware of the name for this particular phenomenon, they have probably dealt with it over the course of their careers. For example, clients may enter individual therapy presenting with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems and later reveal that they have been cut off from one parent by another parent. These clients may be unaware of the meaning of the lost relationship and may even minimize its effect on their growth, development, and current mental health concerns.

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"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." - James Baldwin
 
   
 

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