Mini course: ‘Getting it Right for Children’

Most mums and dads want what’s best for their children, and this doesn’t end when you separate. Very few parents set out to put their children in the middle when they separate but, as the emotional and practical realities of parenting after parting set in, it’s often the children who get caught in the middle.

Research shows when couples part, there are inevitable disagreements and difficulties. Children often become caught in the middle of parents’ arguments and this additions stress can be damaging, whatever their age.

As a separated parent, it’s easy to get so caught up with your own feelings that you don’t see the impact of separation on your children. It’s not intentional, but it does happen.

Getting It Right for Children when Parents Part is an online programme  designed by OnePlusOne to tackle the potential problems children face when their parents separate. The course uses Behaviour Modelling Training techniques that have been proven to be very effective in helping to break behaviour patterns and do things differently.

The easy-to-use course lets you watch common scenarios which help you understand the ways parents inadvertently involve their children in their difficulties, how this affects them.

  • Watch the characters reflect on what happened in each case and how they felt about it.
  • Identify the skills you have seen and think about how you could use them in your own situation with your ex-partner.
  • Set your own personal goals – specific things you want to change that will help you communicate better with your ex-partner and avoid putting your children in the middle. 

There’s also a programme forum where users can share experiences and tips with each other.

Signing up is easy, and you can work through the course at your own pace – complete one family at a time or all four in one session.

You can access the programme here and give it a try. Whether you think you need it or not, it could help you, your ex-partner and your children make changes for the better.

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