Parenting Rights – No Show

Parenting Rights

Here’s an article in The Independent about a possible new law that aims to ensure that the resident parents doesn’t deny the non-resident parent contact following divorce or separation.

I read it cautiously as I was actually afraid of what I will find.

What I am happy about is that this is being looked into as, unfortunately, as we all know, there are parents who, for several reason, do deny the other parent contact.

But is this not already being dealt with by judges?  Is there something missing as things stand?

Read it here The Independent on Parents rights.

If you are a parent who is denying your child(ren) contact with the other parent, my questions to you would be

– What is your main concern if they were to spend regular time with their father/mother?

– What would need to change so that your child/ren can see their father/mother regularly?

– How is this benefitting your child/ren?

– Apart from the issues between the two of you, what other reasons do you have to not allow your child/ren to have a relationship with the other parent?


How to Tell Children about Divorce


Loudon Wainwright Style

A dear friend of mine (Emma)  sent me this video of Loudon Wainwright telling his children about his divorce How to Tell Children about Divorcefrom their mother.

It’s great. He uses words that are could actually be suitable for any age.  He is honest and gentle.

Telling children about divorce is one of any parent’s greatest dread.  You might ask yourself  questions such as:  What words do I use?  How much do I tell them.  Will they understand words such as divorce, co-parenting, custody, contact?  How do I answer their questions without hurting them?  

You can find out more here – How to Tell the Children

In the meantime – Here’s Loudon Wainright