Step and Blended families

Debbi Carberry Adults, Children, Divorce/Separation, Parenting

One third of marriages in Australia have at least one previously divorced partner (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) which means that a significant number of couples are now parenting either a step or blended family. If you are a part of a family like this you most likely will experience some unique issues that nuclear families do not. ...

Impacts of Divorce on Children

Debbi Carberry Children, Divorce/Separation

Listen and ReassureChildren are usually unsure of what is happening when their parents separate. You may feel unsure yourself and find it hard to answer your children’s questions. So what are the impacts of divorce on children? Some things to remember: It can be a stressful period for children but most cope over time Children from separated families can develop ...