Parenting after Separation
The group is for parents who have separated from their partner. This group assists parents to explore the issues of parenting children post separation from a child-focused perspective. The aim of the group is to encourage parents to have an empathetic view of their children’s experience of the family separating such as:
- Living between two homes
- Acknowledging past memories of the family together
- Loving and missing both parents
- Continued emotional experience of the separation
We do this by first acknowledging the parents experience of the separation and by allowing them time to share their experiences of loss, anger, hurt, relief, pain, anxiety, fear etc. This in turn allows parents to have an understanding and empathy for their children’s experience.