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ARCHIVED - Because Life Goes On...Helping Children and Youth Live With Separation and Divorce

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Section 1 - Parenting Through Separation and Divorce

Because Life Goes On...Helping Children and Youth Live With Separation and Divorce

  • Knowing What to Expect
  • New Challenges
  • Getting Help and Building a Support Network
  • Helping Yourself Helps Your Children

Section 2 - Helping Children at Every Age

  • Looking at Divorce Through the Eyes of Your Child
  • Talking to Your Children About Your Separation and Divorce
    • Communicating Effectively with Children, Pre-teens and Teenagers
  • Maintaining Your Child's Community of Support
    • What Parents Can Do to Help Children at Any Age
  • When to Get Help for Yourself and Your Child

Section 3 - Parenting Is Forever: Developing a Cooperative

  • Parenting Relationship
  • Protecting Children from Parental Conflict
  • Allowing Children to Have a Relationship with Both Parents
  • Building a Cooperative Parenting Relationship: Providing Your Children with Nurturing, Security and Stability
    • What Is Family Mediation?

Section 4 - A Child's Age and Stage of Development Make a Difference

  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth-2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years)
  • Early Elementary School Children (6-8 years)
  • Pre-teens (9-12 years)
  • Teenagers (13-17 years)

Section 5 - Parenting After Separation and Divorce

  • Parenting After Separation and Divorce
  • Helping Children Adjust to Two Homes
    • When You Live Apart from Your Children
  • When Parents Start Dating
    • Sexual Orientation and Divorce
  • Remarriage and Blended Families
  • Because Life Goes On...

Section 6 - Resources

How Can I Locate Information and Resources?

  • Making Use of Community Organizations
  • Making Use of Municipal Services
  • Accessing Provincial Services and Organizations
  • Government of Canada and National Voluntary Organizations: They're Closer Than You Think

What Do I Do When...?

  • ... I Need to Find Quality Child Care in My Community
  • ... I Have Financial Needs
  • ... I Want to Learn More About Family Mediation Services
  • ... I Need Legal Information and Services
  • ... My Family Is Experiencing Violence
  • ... I Would Like to Find Out About Support (Self-Help) Groups in My Community
  • ... We're Considering Marital Reconciliation

Books and Videos for Parents, Children and Youth

  • Books for Parents
  • Books for Children and Youth
  • Videos for Parents, Children and Youth