Separation is undoubtedly one of the most difficult times of your life. We understand that each of you loves your children and that it's important for you and them, that they spend meaningful time with both of you. 

Parenting After Separation is here to help parents learn how to parent together while living apart. Our focus is on you and your family. We understand that conflict in relationship breakdown is common, however we will take the time to help you minimise that, so that it doesn't impact the children unnecessarily. 

We want the best for all Australian separating families and so that children can grow up confidently, knowing they are loved and involved in both their parents lives. 


COURSES  FOR SEPARATED PARENTS

Separation from someone you previously loved is undoubtedly one of the most difficult times of your life. We understand that each of you loves your children and that this is a difficult and complex time in your lives. We are here to support you as you learn to parent together while living apart. 

The Parenting After Separation course has been written in a way that in child focused. It's not about teaching you how to be parents, it's about helping keep the children in mind in your parenting after separation agreements. See the courses tab or click this link

FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (FDR)

Family Dispute Resolution  (family mediation) is a formal process which helps you as parents come to decisions regarding your property and parenting matters. 

Mediation is an intermediary step which to help you minimise disputes and navigate a win-win for both parents. In family matters it must always be kept top of mind that the silent third party is your children.

Like Lawyers, Mediators can help you come to important and difficult agreements, only they do so outside of the court and with much less expense.

 

PARENTING PLANS 

Children derive sustenance through the love and connection of both their parents. They benefit most when they have meaningful and substantial time with each of you. How you work together to create the best opportunities for your children will determine their best outcomes. 

Coming to an agreement can sometimes be a difficult process. We can help you make informed, child centred decisions that work for your individual family. 


Help for separating parents 

  • Education through our Parenting After Separation course. Available online and in the comfort of your own home. Study at your own pace. 
  • Parenting plans help formalise agreements between parents. We can help you craft a plan that works for the two of you and the children.
  • Family Mediation is sometimes necessary for parents who can't come to agreements themselves. Jasmin Newman is a registered and accredited Family Dispute Resolution practitioner and provides a full range of mediation services. You can find out more at her ​website

We are here to help

We understand that every family situation is different and needs a tailored individual approach. We are here to help you with your co-parenting journey so that your children can remember this difficult time in their lives, in the best possible way. 



David's Story


David's parents separated when he was 13 years old. He was in his first year of high school. David had heard his parents fighting a lot and had sometimes become quite frightened when he was younger. Over the years, he had got used to it and began to put his headphones on until it was over. They often argued about money but sometimes he heard them argue about him, and who he would live with.


After the separation he thought things would get better and the fighting would stop. Sadly for David, it only got worse. He felt like he was to blame as the arguments seemed to be more about him than anything else. David became anxious and began to worry about adult matters that he was not in control of. He started having trouble sleeping and became uninterested in school and sports, which he had always previously loved. 

The Problem:


When children are exposed to arguments between their parents, they often report feeling like they are the cause. This makes them feel responsible for things that in reality, they have no control over. Children from separated families where there is high conflict tend to have adverse outcomes later in life. 

The Solution:

Separation is a stressful time for children too. Being child-focused means protecting them from parental conflict. There are many options for parents  including family counselling, mediation, and post separation courses to help you keep the kids in focus as you make decisions that will affect their future.  

Recent Testimonials 


Quite honestly the most comprehensive and eye opening course I have had the pleasure of completing. The self reflection and hard hitting points really helped navigate my perception and re-affirm that this is truly about the children and letting go of misconceptions about the other parent. Comprised of varying outlooks and situations with real feedback from children of separated parents really made me re-evaluate the pressures of our situation. It feels liberating to know there is hope and I now feel better equipped to tackle the more difficult conversations with the my children's father.


Mother


An excellent well laid out course. Good mix of written content, Videos, and many external links to keep me reading and learning for quite a while. My kids and I are embarking on a very long and exhausting journey, but with the aid of courses like this, and the extra (and necessary) tools it helped me locate, I think it is invaluable.


Father


It was a good course to complete with a lot of great knowledge - it opens your eyes to different points of view and is easy to get around and complete. You get out what you want to put into the course - You can rush it just for the completion or take it seriously and get a lot form it.


Father

Phone Enquiries: Jasmin Newman 0428403637 or via the contact tab.