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Getting it Right for Children when Parents Part - new Free online programme for separated parents

Tags: getting it right for children, parenting after parting, parenting programme, separated parents, advice for separating parents, children in the middle
Content Types: Children In the Middle

Most Mums and Dads want what’s best for their children whether they are together or apart. Very few set out to deliberately put their children in the middle when they separate, to hurt them or put them under unnecessary stress. But as the emotional and practical realities of parenting after parting set in, all too often it’s the children who get caught in the middle.

You might think that your children aren’t being affected and they aren’t struggling with being loyal to both of you - that they are happy to carry messages back and forth between you and your ex-partner, but this is rarely the case. 

Research shows when couples part, there are inevitable disagreements and difficulties. Children often become caught in the middle of parents’ arguments and this can be damaging ….whatever their age.

Inevitably, you’re sometimes just too caught up with your own feelings to see the impact of divorce on your children. It’s not intentional, but happens.

Getting It Right for Children when Parents Part’ is an online programme specifically designed by OnePlusOne, to tackle potential problems children can face when their parents separate. The course uses Behaviour Modelling Training techniques, that have been proven to be very effective in helping to break patterns of behaviour and to do things differently.

  • Easy to use and based on watching common scenarios. Each scenario helps you understand the ways in which parents, often without realising it, involve their children in their difficulties with each other and how they can be affected.
  • Watch the characters reflect on what happened in each case and how they felt about it.
  • Identify the skills you have seen and be asked to think about how you would practice using these skills in your own personal situation with your ex-partner.
  • Set your own personal goals; specific things you want to change – that will help you communicate better with your ex-partner and avoid putting your children in the middle. 

There’s also a programme forum where users can share experiences and tips with one another.

Signing up is easy, and you can work through the course at your own pace – complete one family at a time or all four in one session.

You can access the programme here  and give it a try …..Whether you think you need it or not, it should really help you, your ex-partner and your children make changes for the better.

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  • Pc Jamie Flag

    Thought this was a great programme and had lots of useful information .

    Mon 16, Jul 2012 at 6:47pm