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Help Your Children Cope with Your Divorce

This guide will provide you with clear advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of your relationship breakdown on your children. Including:

  • An explanation of the age-specific issues that children face when they find out their family is breaking up

  • Professional comment, stories and quotes from children

  • Checklists and case studies

Acknowledging the personal difficulties faced by the adult who has made the decision to leave, as well as the adult who feels they are being abandoned, this sensitive, accessible guide is a must for all parents going through divorce or separation who are concerned for their children.


Putting Children First

Children living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close.

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 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.


Parenting Apart

Divorce coach Christina McGhee offers practical advice on how to help children adjust and thrive during and after separation and divorce. She looks at all the different issues parents may face with their children of different ages, offering immediate solutions to the most critical parenting problems divorce brings, including:

  • When to tell your children about the divorce and what to say

  • How to create a loving, secure home if your child doesn't live with you full time

  • What to do if your child is angry or sad

  • How to manage the legal system

  • How to deal with a difficult ex

My Time Chart

Designed on behalf of Resolution, First for Family Law. This award winning fortnightly planner chart is aimed at children aged 4-10. It helps children to see at a glance which parent they will be spending time with and when during the week. When relationships break down it can be a stressful time for all, but particularly for children who have so many questions to ask. Questions like these can be addressed by using this chart, the chart is easy to update each week and will help bring structure, stability, routine and peace of mind into children’s lives during unsettling times. Each pack contains: A2 laminated wall chart (594mm high x 420mm wide); a supportive information sheet with working example, tips and guidelines; 2 x coloured dry-wipe pens; 4 x sticky fixing pads.



Kids in the Middle

Here's Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders' Kids in the Middle guide for parting parents and their children (click on link to open).





Care for the Family Top Tips for Parents Leaflets

As Care for the Family says raising children can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster. And that’s why mums and dads need all the support they can get – not only to help them through the joys and challenges of being a parent, but also to keep their own relationship strong.

Here’s a selection of "Top Tips for Parents" leaflets produced by Care for the Family to help you to build a healthy family (click on link to open)

There are more leaflets and resources on their website

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