School Holidays

School holidays can be hard. ?They’re hard for some parents who don’t share the care of their children and they can be hard for co-parenting families, although for very different reasons. If you are sharing the school holidays with your ex-spouse, I’m going to sound like a broken record, but please focus on your children…

Mother’s Day

Mother?s Day is a special day for Mum?s everywhere. It?s an opportunity to get presents, brekkie in bed and a day together doing something fun with the kids. It?s also a time to foster in children the attributes of generosity and gratefulness. It?s a time to acknowledge everything mothers do. An occasion to say thank…

Whose problem is it, anyway?

Early school aged children are invited to lots of birthday parties. It?s a time when firm friendships have not yet been made and often the entire class is invited to celebrate this exciting milestone. Whether it?s an expensive play centre event, a lavish party or a low-key backyard gathering, what do you do when the…

What is a contravention application?

Something I’m often asked, is “how do CONTRAVENTION Applications work?”. The families I support are often in the midst of arguments, tantrums, stand-off’s and sometimes parental alienation. Many families see this co-parenting stuff as a high stakes game.? It’s all about competing, comparison, owndership, one-up-manship, tit-for-tat and pick-up-your-game. Some families will fight about anything –…