Here is a list of ’10 Ways to’ articles on the topic of talking with your children about your family.

10 Ways to Explain An Absent Parent 

The term ‘absent parent’ refers to a parent whom a child has never met or has had very little contact with. Note: This is different to a ‘non-resident parent’, ‘non-primary’ or ‘secondary carer’, or when parents co-parent/share parenting of their child.  This article explores how to explain an absent parent to your child. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Understanding How Your Child May Feel During Separation

Parental separation is hard on every family member and calls for many changes to be made. Routine changes can be disruptive to children, especially in times of emotional distress. This article helps you to understand what may be going on for your children during a separation. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Successful Shared Parenting

After a separation, one parent usually becomes the primary carer with the other parent seeing the children on weekends or holidays. This article explores steps you can take to ensure successful shared parenting. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Achieve Successful Shared Parenting Over Christmas

Christmas doesn’t have to be a difficult time for parents who do not live together and share parenting of their child. This article explains how you can achieve successful shared parenting over the Christmas period and show you how early planning and an open mind can lead to a happy holiday season for you and your family. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Positively Maintain Contact

This article offers some tips on how non-resident/contact parents can positively maintain contact with their children after a separation. It also offers ways to help both parents to focus on keeping their child at the centre of parenting. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Sensitive Integration of a Stepparent

The introduction of a new partner who may become a step parent requires a lot of care and patience. This article explores how you can integrate a new person into your family in a sensitive way what is best for all parties involved. You can read it here.

10 Ways to Nurture Your Role As A Stepparent

Being a stepparent can be a very difficult role within the family. The level of complexity it brings to the family and the individual is often underestimated by every family member. In this article we offer some tips on how you can nurture your role as a step parent. Read it here.

10 Ways to Support Grandparents’ Relationships with Grandchildren

Everyone who is a parent can benefit from family support. Grandparents can be a wonderful source of strength and knowledge, especially to a mum or dad parenting on their own. This article talks about how you can support this relationship and achieve the best outcome for your whole family. You can read it here.