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Category Archives: Co-Parenting

When children become unwitting weapons in the battle between the exes

The only winners in high-conflict divorces are the attorneys and advocates. Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Michael Collins – 2021-03-02 First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. When my ex-partner, the mother of our two children, both younger than … Continue reading

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The impact of parental alienation on a child

Parental alienation harms the child more than the parent As tempting as it might be for an aggrieved parent suffering through an acrimonious divorce to want to portray the other parent in the worst possible light, the individual who suffers the … Continue reading

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Children and divorce – 5 ways to reduce the emotional harm of divorce

Don’t let your children suffer emotional harm of divorce Divorce is never easy. Even when it is amicable and civil, and you’re sure it is “best for the kids”, it is hard. It is especially hard on the children. Arguably, … Continue reading

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“I co-parent with my ex, but he threatens me and expects sex”

It’s time to free yourself from your manipulative former husband, says Mariella Frostrup Reprinted from the Guardian – 2020-09-06 This reader’s dilemma from the UK’s Guardian newspaper caught our eye. It is not uncommon for divorced co-parents to continue in … Continue reading

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What happens when parents can’t agree on sending children back to school?

Schooling during COVID-19. Reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-27 Last Thursday night’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa will temporarily resolve a dispute that troubles many parents. But it will undoubtedly rear its head again The President announced that, … Continue reading

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Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older We’ve written before about the socialisation of boys and the role it plays in gender-based violence. In South Africa, over 60% of children are raised … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 A Conversation with Martin Butcher of Jacobowitz & Gubits   During the coronavirus pandemic, co-parenting requires an extra degree of thoughtfulness and flexibility. The goal for parents should be to provide stability and normality for children in an unstable environment. On … Continue reading

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Divorced parents have once-off chance to move children between districts or provinces

Important news for divorced parents Children of separated or divorced parents will now be allowed a once-off move to different metropolitan areas, district municipalities or provinces, provided they meet certain legal requirements. Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu made the … Continue reading

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