Parenting After Separation E-Seminar: PAS is a free online mandatory course offered by Alberta Justice for divorcing parents in Alberta. This course is also approved for use by the Saskatchewan courts.
PAS Workbook: this link is to the materials included with the PAS seminar. Starting at page 73 you will find worksheets that prepare you for the types of questions that you will need to answer to create your parenting plan.
Explaining Divorce to Children
- Books (Stephanie’s favourites, and available for free giveaway at our office)
- Mom’s House Dad’s House for Kids (teens)
- Two Homes (ages 10 and under)
- When Mom and Dad Separate: Learning To Cope with Grief and Anxiety – all ages,
- Other books
- Dinosaurs Divorce
- Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce – The Sandcastles Way
- Online Resources
- Sesame Street Resources: this website has videos, a divorce colouring book, worksheets to help kids with feelings, sing-alongs, and an app, which explains divorce to young children.
Books for Parents
- Mom’s House Dad’s House – this book created the foundation for the way that the whole team at Henka Divorce helps divorcing families. It is premised on the concept of creating two homes for the children, rather than “home” and “the other parent’s home”.
Child Support Guidelines Online Lookup: This online lookup from the Department of Justice can be helpful for parents to calculate how much child support is payable in their case.
Developmentally-Based Parenting Plans: when creating a parenting plan, it is important to consider your children’s ages and their specific age-related needs.
- AFCC Guide To Shared Parenting: this document is a great printable resource for parents who wish to make an age appropriate parenting plan.
- Chart of Developmental Stages & Divorce: this chart is helpful for parents to assess, age by age, how their children are coping with their separation and divorce. It is important for parents to look at the signs that their children may be in need of assistance.
- Age Guidelines for Parenting Schedules: Another web-based resource to create developmentally-based parenting plans.
Parenting Schedule Ideas:
- Arizona Parenting Plan: If you’re having trouble coming up with ideas for creating a parenting schedule that works you, this is a great resource with loads of ideas.
- Custody Exchange: here are some examples of various parenting schedules based on percentages to get the ideas flowing. Stephanie has a professional account where we can insert proposed schedules to assess the actual calendar for ease of visualization.