Positive Parenting: Learning From Others

parentingagreements-300x205Becoming a parent, and bringing your children up well, is possibly the greatest challenge many of us will face in life. Of course, we all make mistakes along the way, especially when most working people have to combine a career with raising a family, but all too often we overlook advice and resources that could make dealing with some issues that much easier.

Over the past few years, some excellent bloggers have emerged on the internet and from all over the world –none of whom can offer a magic wand solution to making life stress-free, admittedly – but sharing knowledge and advice with like-minded people can certainly help you feel connected with other parents facing the same situations as yourself.

The Positive Parenting Project, run by Anita Cleare, is one such website, and aims to help you think about the type of parent you want to be, with numerous links to relevant topics and social media networks. As Anita admits, “Parenting isn’t easy and the most we can realistically hope for is not to repeat the same mistakes too often.” But to achieve that, learning from one another is vital.

Resolution is another website that offers excellent information and guidance to parents during divorce and separation,  http://www.resolution.org.uk/divorceandparenting in addition to The Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) and information about Family Solicitors, Family Collaborative Lawyers and Mediators.

If there are other, more complex, family issues that need addressing, we can assist you.  At Stone Rowe Brewer, we listen carefully, with sympathy, providing legal and practical advice at an often painful and difficult time during separation and divorce when parenting can become more complicated. We will help our clients make important decisions to regain control of their lives and plan for the future.

If you would like to speak about this issue or any family related situation, please contact Lisa Broddle or Mikayla Lettin at Stone Rowe Brewer, who will be able to answer any questions you may have. Please call 020 8891 6141 or e-mail the Family Team, familyteam@srb.co.uk.