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Reading List for Separating Parents

In this day and age, when a family is experiencing a separation, one of the first places looked to for information is the internet. Alas, you found this blog post with a reading list for separating parents. The ease with which information is now available to us via the great world wide web has positive [...]

Parenting Plan Guidelines for Separating Parents

The AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Ontario has put together a draft parenting plan and guidelines that be used at no cost. A parenting plan is a written document that sets out how the parents plan to raise their children after separation, including the sharing of time and decisions relating to the [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|children, divorce, mediation, negotiation, parenting, separation|0 Comments

Living Together While Separating

Sometimes couples continue to live together temporarily in the family home after they have decided to separate. As you can imagine, there are benefits and challenges to living together while separating. On the one hand, living together while separating can be less expensive than maintaining two homes. It also delays the need to make major [...]

Getting Through The Holidays After Separation

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for both the parents and the children of a separated family. While there is no real one-size-fits-all handbook for parents to follow on how to survive the holiday season with as much quality time and holiday cheer as you can, here are some tips that [...]

Keeping Up With The Kids – extra-curricular activities when parents are separated

Although they recognize the benefits for kids, parents can sometimes feel that their lives are dictated by children's extra-curricular activites. Dance classes, hockey practices, guitar lessons, martial arts, and on and on. It's tough enough in families when the parents are together, can communicate fairly easily about these issues, and can "divide and conquer" to [...]

By | January 21st, 2015|children, parenting, separation|0 Comments

New Year, New Plans – best practices for separated parenting

The new year is a time to organize, and plan forward.  We often make resolutions, trying to make this year better than the last. Separated parents can use this time to set expectations for the upcoming year, and avoid last-minute conflicts. If you already have a schedule in place for your children, you could look [...]

By | January 2nd, 2014|parenting|1 Comment