Children and Divorce

10 Tips For Surviving Divorce

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Atkinson

Usually the decree absolute marks the end of my work with my divorce clients, however, recently I have been getting back in touch with some of them to find out how they are getting on now. With them all I have found they are in a much better place in their lives

A Few Thoughts About Divorce And Children: A Picture Speaks Louder Than Words

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mary Banham-Hall

Parents have to find a way to discuss these and other parentings issues and protect their children from acrimony and avoidable hurt and loss. Mediation creates a safe and neutral place for these conversations to take place. Furthermore, the mediator is highly trained and experienced in facilitating their much needed conversations and can help with formulating new boundaries and ways of communicating and planning that work.

The Emotional Journey of Divorce: From Anger and Anxiety to Acceptance and Moving On

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

Everything can be sorted out, agreed and put behind you, you can move on from the conflict of the past and through dialogue and bargaining to acceptance and to a new and brighter future. You will have come up the other side of the rollercoaster and will be able to look back with relief on the journey you have accomplished - and be glad it is behind you.

Top Tips for Surviving the Trauma of Divorce and Separation

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

Try to understand what the other person is saying. Don't just think how to argue back. Unless there's serious abuse, try not to communicate through other people, especially people who think they're helping by taking sides.

It May Come as a Big Surprise to Discover That You Are a Better Parent Post-Divorce

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Single parenting brings a flexibility which allows going to the cinema on the spur of the moment or indulging in an impromptu picnic. I do not have to check with the other parent or plan events far in advance.

Children of Divorce Becoming Caregivers

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents
Soila Sindiyo

It is important for them to know that you too are hurting because by knowing this and by showing your emotions, you are inadvertently giving them permission to feel the pain and hurt that the divorce process gives rise to and also just to show them that you are indeed human after all.

Children of Divorce - When to Be Concerned

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Divorce will be a watershed moment in your child's life no matter how amicable it is. I often say, that the divorce is in itself important, but what is even more important is how it's handled as this can end up being the primary trauma.

Should I Get Back With My Ex For Christmas ?

Sara Davison | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Christmas is traditionally a time for families to be together. This can heighten emotions, especially loneliness if you are single as the focus is on happy families at this time of year. It can really highlight the fact that you don't have that special someone to share it with and that can be hard to deal with.

Amicable Divorce Is Just as Damaging for Children

Sara Davison | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Many divorcing parents struggle to identify the best approach for the children. It is a roller coaster at the best of times and when you throw children into the mix it becomes a minefield of emotional management.

The Price Children Pay for Watching Their Parents Fight

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

When we speak of conflict, where things get nasty and personal, where it's not just words that are used as weapons but bodies and objects around, then we wreak havoc in the lives of our children.

Protecting Children From the Divorce Fall-Out

Suzy Miller | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Now don't get me wrong - I have certainly made mistakes in this area myself in the past but the more time that goes by, and the more single parents I work with, the more I realise that protecting the children must be on top of everyone's agenda.

Children and Parental Conflict - Nine Changes to Watch Out For in Your Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

We, as adults and as parents, can and do at times underestimate children's capacity to understand feelings and relationships. Speaking with them and answering their questions as much as possible can go a long way in helping them deal with the situation.

Divorce - How to Tell the Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Depending on the age of the child, this moment might be something that they will always remember - the time you told them that you, mummy and daddy, were going to live separately. It is therefore critical that the news is conveyed with caution.

How To Handle Divorce With Children

Mette Poynton | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

I normally write about things I directly have experience with or about current topics that I simply have an opinion about. Today I will make an except...