"Change, like a wedding or retirement, is  a singular event; transition, like the marriage or the rest of your life, is an ongoing process of adapting, inner transforming  and learning."


"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood where the true way was wholly lost."

- Dante  


"Life is much too short to stay stuck in the doldrums for very long."


"To your kids, it's a big deal that you are getting divorced, but how you get divorced is even more important.  Parents get divorced, but kids don't -- they need a healthy connection with both mom and dad."


"Life is like a 10 speed bike.  Most of us have gears we never use."

-Charles Schultz  


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

- Mary Oliver


"The idea is to die young as late as possible."

- Ashley Montague


"Perhaps your life is filled with secret possibilities you never imagined."

- Robert Fritz  


"I was going to stop procrastinating but I decided to put it off."

- Anonymous


When you feel connected to something, that connection gives you a purpose for living."

- Jon Kabat-Zinn


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for separated & divorcing parents

  • Minimize the negative impact of divorce for your children by planning for their needs

  • Listen to the voice(s) of your child(ren), as mom and dad re-structure the family

  • Create an effective parenting plan unique to age, stage, and family circumstances

  • Build your ability to work together as parents

  • Disengage from struggles with one another as you rebuild separate lives

This 5-10 hour consultation is based on an Australian program with documented success in helping parents remain sensitive to their children's voices while the parents undergo divorce.  Direct input from children may be obtained through child-focused interviews.  Parents are then coached to develop a parenting plan in view of this feedback, together with psycho-educational input on children and divorce. This personalized process builds on the Parenting After Separation program offered through Alberta Family Justice Services.  While child-inclusive parent coaching is appropriate for many, it is not appropriate in situations of very high conflict and/or violence.


Parent coaching can also assist in introducing  new partners sensitively to children and ex-partners, and for managing blended family situations.


For this coaching, I draw on my many years experience with children and families, as well as my training in family mediation and child custody evaluation.  I am recognized as an expert witness in Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. 

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