Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce - Making Sure They're Alright

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

One of the most important bits of advice that I was given when going through my divorces was not to go it alone. It's not worth the hassle and risk to your health and wellbeing nor that of your children.

Divorce and the Lies We Tell Our Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

What is the point of lying to our children about their other parent while going through a divorce? How does that benefit them? I know how it benefits you but forget you for a moment and tell me how your child benefits from this.

Co-Parenting - Are You the Toxic Parent?

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Ok, most of us know how difficult and hurtful divorce can be but when coupled with having to come up with a shared parenting plan, this then pushes the whole experience to the next level. This is when toxic parenting may seep through. Could this be you?

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.

Co-Parenting - It's really not about you.

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm not going to create a tip sheet for you on what to do to be successful in your co-parenting arrangement because no matter what I or anyone else says, the one thing that you need to constantly keep in mind is your child. That's it.

Three Shocking Divorce Statistics

Marina Pearson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

It is quite incredible to think that you have 42% chance of your marriage lasting when you get that ring on your finger.

Shared Parenting: Where the Heart But Not Necessarily the Home Is

Somaya Ouzzani | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK
Somaya Ouzzani

Shared parenting means giving both parents (and sometimes more than two parents, for example in three parent families) the opportunity to have an equal role in their child's life. Very importantly, that does not mean shared residence in the 50/50 sense, which tends to afford both parents generous overnight contact with their child.

How Could They Kill Their Children?

Mandy Saligari | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Saligari

Thus here is some advice: if you have seen your husband or wife regularly behave in an emotionally volatile way that is loaded with depression or self pity maybe a bitter desire to punish, perhaps drug or alcohol fuelled, beware.

Do Lawyers Really Want More Friendly Divorces?

Suzy Miller | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Innovative law firms like Family Law In Partnership who focus on non-adversarial routes such as mediation and collaborative law, are putting packages together for clients offering parenting and wellbeing support as they recognise the huge role that such support can play in increasing the success of alternative dispute resolution.  

Let Parents do the Job of the CSA? Are You Crazy?

Suzy Miller | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will shortly be launching a new £14m Innovation Fund across Great Britain. It will support separated families and help them to collaborate in the best interests of their children.

Preposterous Proposals Over Divorced Dads' Access to Children

Ed Owen | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics
Ed Owen

While it is nonsensical to force a feckless or disruptive father on to a family that is better off without him, it is equally myopic to leave good fathers without any access to their children, ignoring their positive influence.

My Kids Re-Write of the 10 Commandments

Suzy Miller | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

My three children have often despaired of their mother's attempts at 'dating' post break up from their dad. One evening I asked them to give me 10 Co...