Discipline and Punishment are Not the same thing

Discipline and Punishment are Not the same thing

Many parents use the words “discipline” and “punishment” interchangeably.  The dictionary informs us that discipline is from the word “disciple” which means “a student” while punishment has to do with “pain”, “harm” and “suffering.” Taking a closer look at these two words allows parents to make a choice as to what is in the best...

Co-Parenting Agreement

Co-Parenting Agreement

Cooperative parenting is a process whereby parents living apart agree to act jointly in the best interests of their children, by establishing two homes for them and by consulting with one another concerning the needs of the children and their own needs as co-parents. The following is a co-parenting agreement that you may wish to agree to: CO-Parenting...

Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation

Child custody disputes have become increasingly common. As the frequency of child custody disputes has increased, so has the animosity and antagonism parents bring to these conflicts. Often children are caught in the middle of parental disputes and are enlisted by one parent as an ally against the other parent in a campaign of systematic denigration and...