Co Parenting

Divorced Fathers and Their Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm annoyed that in this day and age, there are still children out there that have to watch helplessly as their relationship with their father is disrupted, interfered with or even permanently severed just because someone is angry, resentful and vengeful.

Would You Choose Your Child's Mother or Father Online?

Susan Leigh | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The aim of these sites is to allow the interested parties to discuss their requirements in a confidential way and then, if they're in agreement, be able to reach a mutually satisfactory way of proceeding. No binding legal agreements feature in these relationships.

'An Open Letter To My Daughter's Stepmum' Is The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Read Today

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Divorce is never easy - especially when there are children involved. But one remarkable woman has managed to accept her change in circumstance and...

Six Steps to Successful Co-Parenting This Christmas

Penny Mansfield | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

For many, the initial months following a separation or divorce are some of the most painful and difficult they will experience. When you add children to the equation, it can be difficult to cope with day-to-day life, let alone the enormous task of orchestrating shared childcare arrangements...

I Want Mama! When Dads Get Rejected

Torsten Klaus | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

"I don't wanna play with you. I want mama. She is more fun than you, I like her best!" I'm sure many fathers have heard their children saying those or similar expressions. And even worse, often they come out of the blue with no warning, or any justifiable reasons.

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

Divorcing? Need a Parenting Plan?

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Agreeing on a parenting plan can be tricky. Not only does it involve and affect several people but you and your ex-partner are expected to reach an amicable agreement at a time when emotions are running high and conflict is constantly present.

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?

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.

Co-Parenting Over Christmas - In Search of Some Sanity

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

For some divorced or separated parents, arranging and organizing equal time with the children has been an easy and smooth ride while for others, and you know who you are, it has been and is still is proving to be an experience straight out of hell for various reasons.

Christmas - Without the Children? Well Hooray! Oh the Beauty of Co-Parenting!

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

This time of year is always strangely exciting for me because every other year I am with my girls while the next they spend it with their fathers (yes, I have been married and divorced twice).

'Three Parents Are as Good as Two': Five Tips for Co-Parenting Success

Richard Adams | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

In a ground-breaking case for gay parents, the Court of Appeal has this week ruled that three-parent families can be as good as two. Here are five tips when considering whether to be a co-parent.