In this blog we will be looking at Stephanie Dobson’s e-learning platform for separating and divorcing families called Up A Notch Learning. Describe Up A Notch Learning We are an e-learning platform to empower separating and divorcing families with the resources to make informed decisions, and to become a healthy, thriving family in their lives moving forward. To access our resources, … [Read more...] about Up A Notch Learning 2.0
Our focus today will be on learning more about the Workbooks that we use as part of our legal and mediation services, which have recently expanded to 3 different Workbook options. The Workbooks described In December 2020 I introduced the first Workbook that I use with separating and divorcing clients called Our Family In Two Homes – which is for parents who are separating or divorcing while … [Read more...] about Our Workbooks Have Expanded! Here’s the Low-Down
In this blog we will reveal our Top 6 Questions that get asked by separating and divorcing clients. Question 1: I’m separating, what type of professional should I hire, and when should I hire them? The first thing I want to address is the cause and effect nature of this question – for many people, they recognize that they’re separating, and they automatically assume they need to hire a … [Read more...] about Top 6 Questions Asked by Separating & Divorcing Clients
All separated parents somehow will need to figure out a way to parent their children. The ultimate question will be how close or distant will that parenting be. The level of detail in a parenting plans usually run along a continuum where as a divorce professional I can help parents to adjust based on their level of conflict. Where parents have a lot of conflict, how can they work … [Read more...] about What’s a Parallel Parenting Plan, and How is it Different from a Co-Parenting Plan?
January is dubbed International Divorce Month because it’s a month where we see a sharp spike in families around the globe deciding to embark on their separation or divorce journey. I have a particular passion for talking with families in January each year because I believe that if families are contemplating this path, they ought to be as informed as possible. I have created … [Read more...] about January as International Divorce Month – Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Separation or Divorce
We’re getting close to the holidays now! This week we will be helping blended families plan for the upcoming Christmas holiday. What does the term “blended family” mean? A blended family is essentially a household that’s made up of two people in a relationship where they bring their children from outside of the relationship into the household, and they may even add in children also … [Read more...] about Part 4 – Holiday Parenting – For Blended Families
This blog post is a continuation of our holiday series, and is intended for those families who have been separated or divorced for a while, and who have had more than one holiday in two homes. Your family has likely had some challenges and some successes, but all-in-all I bet there’s some things you would like to improve this holiday season to make the holidays extra wonderful for your … [Read more...] about Part 3 – Holiday Parenting – For Long-Time Separated or Divorced Families
There's a lot to think about in planning your first holiday season such as Christmas with the children sharing their time between each parent's home. This blog will go through my Top 3 Tips to help you get through the first holiday season. Tip #1 - Create new traditions, or maintain some of the old ones First thing in planning for the holidays is to create a holiday parenting … [Read more...] about Part 2 – Holiday Parenting – For Newly Separated or Divorced Families