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Children of Single Parents - They Hear More than One Voice

<a href="/blogs/meganstanish/2011/07/27/children-of-single-parents-they-hear-more-than-one-voice">Children of Single Parents - They Hear More than One Voice</a>

The other day, I was checkin’ the Tweets, gettin’ all social-media-esque and stuff, when I came upon a Tweet that brought me up short. For my in-the-flesh friends, I can already hear your comments: “Brought you up short? That wouldn’t be too difficult!” The Tweet that halted me stated: “One of the blessings for children with two parents is learning that life has more than one voice." This seems innocuous enough, right? Fair statement, sweet reflection. Still… having been the child of a single mother Read full article

Helping Kids During Separation and Divorce - Video

People watching the publicity surrounding the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver separation, and thinking of their children, are reminded of how challenging but important it is to look after children's emotional wellbeing during divorce and separation. On The Morning Show, Channel 7, Yvette Vignando shares some important basic tips for parents during this stressful time. Read full article

Putting Children First, A Handbook for Separated Parents

<a href="/parenting-resources/divorce-and-separation/putting-children-first-a-handbook-for-separated-parents">Putting Children First, A Handbook for Separated Parents</a>

Book: Putting Children First, A Handbook for Separated Parents by Karen and Nick Woodall. This book helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable separated parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children. Read full article

Parenting After Separation: Making the Most of Family Changes

<a href="/parenting-resources/divorce-and-separation/parenting-after-separation-making-the-most-of-family-chan">Parenting After Separation: Making the Most of Family Changes</a>

Book: Parenting After Separation by Jill Burrett. Consulting psychologist, Jill Burrett writes from personal and professional experience of the effects of separation on families.With a comprehensive look at the issues families face following divorce or separation, the author writes about how parents can get on with life armed with new insights to apply to themselves, including ways to achieve cooperative parenting. Read full article

Single Parenting: Helping Your Kids Cope

<a href="/articles/single-parenting-helping-your-kids-cope">Single Parenting: Helping Your Kids Cope</a>

Regardless of how you came to be a single parent, some days are hard work. How do your kids feel about it? Margie Sheedy shares some ideas from Jill Burrett about sole parenting including some ways to tune into your children to see how they are coping. Read full article

Helping Children Handle the Emotional Impact of Divorce

<a href="/articles/helping-children-handle-the-emotional-impact-of-divorce">Helping Children Handle the Emotional Impact of Divorce</a>

It's tough for parents to cope with the emotional side of divorce as well as help their children through this challenging time. Verity Leatherdale writes about suggestions from experts including being emotionally honest with your kids and staying engaged with their lives. Read full article