Parenting After Parting
When parents separate, it’s more important than ever to parent together. We know that co-parenting can be hard, particularly when you are going through divorce and separation. Our Parenting After Parting workshops are designed to help you through the challenges you may face.
There are crucial things we should do (and should avoid doing) if we are to get our children through family breakdown in good shape. Issues such as housing, finance, maintenance and so on become so much easier to resolve when there is an early focus on the needs of the children. However, with so many things going on it is hardly surprising that too often the needs of the children are managed less well than they could be.
As part of our well-being hub and family support services, we run Parenting After Parting workshops which focus on helping you to help your children through divorce and separation. The workshops cover what to say to children about separation, how children can be affected when parents split up, how to help children to manage grief and loss constructively and how to establish a parenting relationship with your ex-partner.
The workshops are led by our Head of Mediation, Dominic Raeside (also a qualified family therapist), and for the moment these are being offered on a one to one basis (rather than as part of a group session). Discussions are entirely confidential. Thought needs to be given as to whether to attend the workshop with the children’s other parent – most parents choose to attend separately but this needn’t always be the case.
For further information (including the cost of the workshop) please contact Wendy Hoare, our mediation coordinator.
A Family Court judge commented about the workshops:
“Every parent should be required to attend one of these”
Feedback from those who have attended the workshops includes:
“It reinforced my belief that the child comes first”
“The workshop at FLiP was brilliant – and Alex and I were on much better terms by the end of the first session”
“It was good to know that I am not the only one going through this, that I am not alone”
“It strengthened my understanding of the situation”
“I’ve made a conscious effort to improve communication with my estranged wife”
“To be in a room with other parents who are in the same situation was good for us – we felt less alone”
We have some of the very best London divorce lawyers and family mediators along with specialist arbitrators, family consultants and counsellors. There’s no one better to handle your case.
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