5 Things that Step Parents Need to Do

 “I know I have a daddy, but can I call you daddy?” Being a step-parent is a fantastic experience, one of the best in the world and one of the worst all at the same time, you feel like you are intruding and stepping on someone else’s toes at the same time as trying to …

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4 Steps for Helping Children to Overcome Difficulties and Problem Solve

Helping children overcome grief, separation, trauma or loss There are many things in life that threaten our inner secure self, this potentially includes things like divorce, grief, witnessing traumatic events or deaths, loss, theft, attacks to name but a few…  As adults we recognise these things and learn to re-establish our own inner wellbeing to …

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Telling a child you are divorcing or separating

The 7 Steps to Managing the Conversation About Divorce and Separation   This is a conversation that is normally best if both you and your ex are present.  Take the time to break the news early in the conversation so that you are spending much of the time concentrating on what will happen in the …

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Supporting children through divorce and separation

Managing the separation of a family Making the decision to separate is not easy and it can take couples many years to reach that point.  Splitting up a family is tough and when young children are involved it can be traumatic at times, especially if the separation is not amicable.  Nowadays parental separation handled well …

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