WORK IT OUT: Part three – reflection
in Short course: “Getting It Right for Children”

Now listen to how each member of Josh's family felt in this situation.

Why does Carol insist that Dan should bring Josh home to see the fireworks at 4pm, instead of the usual 6pm?

  • As Josh lives with Carol, she may feel responsible for trying to keep a sense of normality in his life.

  • Carol doesn't want Josh to feel like he's missing out on anything when he's spending time with his dad.


A clear and predictable routine can help separated parents and their children to know what to expect, but it can sometimes be difficult to stick to a rigid agreement. In these moments, it can helpful for both parents to work together and negotiate some flexibility. 

Now listen to how each member of Josh's family felt when things are done differently.

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