Family

If you have recently ended a relationship with your child’s other parent, you may be feeling like the possibility of a good co-parenting relationship is not fathomable at this time. Wounds may still be fresh and if you’re one of those couples who did not have an amicable separation, it will take a lot more […]
All parents want to raise self-confident, self-sufficient children. However, for single parents, it can seem like you are always struggling just to keep up. Whenever possible, enlist the help of the other parent – yes your ex. Assuming you have a good relationship with him or her, as part of your co-parenting process, you both […]
Let’s face it: Life can be hectic, and we can’t always make fitness a priority.  Sure, it sounds great to have the freedom to hit the gym for an hour every day, but that’s not possible for most single parents who run on a tight schedule. Plus, if we take into account the monetary investment […]
Whether you realize it or not, the things you teach (and don’t teach) your children today will have a profound impact on their lives as they grow up and go out into the world. Habits, manners and attitude form at an early age and once kids get older, it’s harder to change or influence them.  […]
COVID has had quite an impact on our young people. From missing grad to missing summer vacations, it’s been a difficult year full of emotional and social challenges for our teens. Now, even the 2020-2021 school year will not be a seamless process for them as well. For example, they are not going to be […]
School classrooms have certainly changed over the last few months, and they are not likely ever going to be the same. Change is hard. Children, especially, tend to struggle with the change of environments that they do not understand. A pandemic can be challenging for the smartest adults to understand, much less elementary-aged children. Returning […]
In North America, 64% of school-aged kids experience bullying in some form or another at some point in their lifetime. It’s devastating to experience this not only for your child but also for the parents who feel helpless. Bullying is intentional tormenting in physical, verbal, or psychological ways. It can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, […]
Introduction When divorce or separation happens and both parents plan to be actively involved with raising their kids, you have no choice but to negotiate with your ex-spouse. The conflicts and disagreements that may have arisen during the separation process can make the co-parenting negotiation process even more difficult for all parties involved. But remember, […]
Introduction The most difficult part of moving on after a divorce is learning to deal with the issues related to the kids that have typically been joint decisions with your former husband. Even though you are now individually raising the kids on your own, you and your ex will still need to communicate on issues […]
If you have recently ended a relationship with your child’s other parent, you may be feeling like the possibility of a good co-parenting relationship is not fathomable at this time. Wounds may still be fresh and if you’re one of those couples who did not have an amicable separation, it will take a lot more […]