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Category Archives: Parenting

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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Government coming for child maintenance defaulters

Johannesburg – Child maintenance defaulters will soon have nowhere to hide. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services will soon start using registered cellphone and telephone numbers, company registrations, credit profiles, court judgments, property purchases, sales and transfers as well … Continue reading

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Children’s Amendment Bill

If you are a parent, here is how the proposed changes to the Children’s Act will affect you South Africa has some of the most progressive children’s legislation in the world. The Amendment Bill before Parliament strengthens protective measures for … 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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Help your children through a divorce

Reprinted from the Northern Natal Courier, by Sarah Wyatt-Minter – 2020-08-31 The hard lockdown forced many families to spend time together but instead of bringing families together, some families started falling apart, with many couples admitting that their union was … Continue reading

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Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as … 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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