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  • Staying involved in your child’s education

    13 May 17:43

    Parental involvement is essential to children’s education. Studies have shown that parental involvement has a positive effect on children’s achievements in school, even when... (continued)

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  • Creating a work-life balance as a single parent

    30 Sep 14:05

    Single parents – be they separated, divorced, or were never together with the other parent of their child – are moving into work faster than any other group, according to a ... (continued)

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  • What are Child Maintenance Service fees?

    26 Aug 17:00

    On June 30 2014, new child maintenance regulations came into force. Read on to find out about the new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) fees. Application fees Under the new regulati... (continued)

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  • Tips for dealing with low self-esteem

    21 Aug 15:35

    When going through a difficult separation, your self-esteem can hit rock bottom. A lot of harsh words can be thrown around by both parties, but some of them can really sting and fill... (continued)

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  • Taking children on holiday abroad after separation

    11 Aug 16:25

    On theParentConnection Forum, we often receive posts from users asking about summer holidays and taking children abroad after a divorce has been settled. We asked Adele Wilkinson, m... (continued)

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  • Should you take your child on a term time holiday?

    25 Jun 10:33

    Depending on the arrangements you have made with your ex-partner, you may not always get to spend the holidays with your children. Due to this, you may be one of many separated parents ... (continued)

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  • The Role of Grandparents

    20 Oct 16:56

    The role of grandparents is a precious one. All the joys of spending time with and caring for a child with few of the stresses. Most Grandparents idolise their grandchildren and gran... (continued)

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  • Planning Parenting Time

    20 Oct 17:10

    Every family is different and what the parenting time plan looks like will depend on: The ages of the children (e.g. young children suit a little but often routine whereas ol... (continued)

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  • The Importance of not Burdening Children

    21 Oct 11:09

    Parents instinctively want to protect their children from the harmful effects of relationship breakdown. Here is a quick guide to the most important things you can do as a parent to ... (continued)

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  • Arguments and the money issues – What about the kids

    10 Apr 14:42

    When couples separate one of the main things they will argue about is maintenance, how much, what is a fair amount, what it covers and how it gets paid. Also old arguments from when ... (continued)

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  • Separation troubles? Talk it out in the listening room

    06 Feb 14:59

    Whether we’re going through a separation, or we’ve separated for a while, many of us feel like we need someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, or a space where we can just... (continued)

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  • Taking children on holiday abroad after separation

    11 Aug 16:25

    On theParentConnection Forum, we often receive posts from users asking about summer holidays and taking children abroad after a divorce has been settled. We asked Adele Wilkinson, m... (continued)

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  • New partners and children - what helps

    12 Jun 14:48

    When a couple first separates children will often hold on to the hope that their mum and dad will somehow get back together again as a way of coping with the changes. Older children may... (continued)

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  • Separated dad issues - managing school holiday arrangements - tips and advice - after separation

    21 Aug 14:40

    Many separated dads only see their children infrequently or for short periods of time during the school term but then have longer with them during school holidays. This can be tricky... (continued)

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  • Tips: When your partner has kids from a previous relationship

    29 May 11:02

    Having a partner with children from a previous relationship can be challenging for a number of reasons. In this article, we look at some of the difficulties you may face and how best... (continued)

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