Sadly, not all parents that would like to be able to spend time with their children or as much time as they would like to, are able to. Work commitments, new living arrangements and great distance can all lead to parents and children feeling isolated from one another. Let’s talk about some of the ways that you can stay connected even when you are apart. Connecting with babies and very young children This can be particularly tricky as babies and small children have a short att
Most people enjoy travel and the opportunity for overseas travel is for many an extra exciting experience. Travelling with children can be challenging but the thrill of sharing new adventures, culture, cuisine, meeting old friends and introducing family can enrich your children’s lives and development. Whilst it can be exciting for those travelling the parent left behind can have some concerns and may be anxious as to whether their children will be safe while away and return
Family Separation can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. It is particularly hard on children. Children that experience family separation do adjust over time, however research suggests that they are twice the risk of experiencing emotional and behavioural problems particularly if parents are high conflict. The way parents manage conflict after separation can be a major factor in how the child will respond to the separation and their views on relati
There are lots of answers to this question ranging from the legal to the moral response, but any response should have at the heart of it your child’s welfare and wellbeing. It is a legal responsibility Firstly, all parents have a legal responsibility to provide financial assistance towards the costs of raising their children. It is a responsibility that goes hand in hand with providing emotional, psychological, social and physical support to your child. It is a moral responsi
If you have a protection order it may or may not affect the mediation process, it depends on the conditions set out in your order. Before we launch into that it might be worth noting the basics of a protection order. What they are, how they work and what does it mean for mediation if you have one. What is a protection order or DVO? A Domestic Violence Order (DVO) or Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (AVO) court orders made by the court to stop threats or acts of domestic
Most people have heard about “going to court” and for many people in a dispute or disagreement their first reaction may be to “lawyer up” and prepare for battle. Fewer people have heard about mediation. This should not be a reason to be hesitant about it as an alternative dispute resolution process. Here we outline several benefits to resolving your issues through a mediation process as opposed to taking legal action. Confidentiality Mediation processes are confidential.
It is not uncommon for there to be times when your child does not want to spend time with the other parent and for a variety of reasons. It is a problem that mediators and courts face all the time. If your child is refusing to visit the other parent this can be problematic for both parents. Common reasons why a child does not want to spend time with the other parent? Children that do not want to spend time with the other parent may still want to spend time with the parent,