Parents

The Mediator’s Role in Family Mediation: Part 2

Divorce is ranked second on the list of stressful events in one’s life, the first being death of a spouse. This is an emotional time for the parties. However, the only purpose of most settlement meetings is to resolve the outstanding legal issues in the divorce. Emotions and post-divorce dynamics are rarely factored into them.

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The Mediator’s Role in Family Mediation: Part 1

Divorce is ranked second on the list of stressful events in one’s life, the first being death of a spouse. This is an emotional time for the parties. However, the only purpose of most settlement meetings is to resolve the outstanding legal issues in the divorce. Emotions and post-divorce dynamics are rarely factored into them.

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Elderly Parents And Adult Children Bond Through Mediation

Independence is a hard habit to break, and for many older Americans in declining health, changes and adjustments are often made harder by well-meaning children, advisers and health care workers pushing their own opinions of what’s best. Deciding where to live, what kind of medical care is appropriate and what role other family members should play are tough questions. And in some cases, a professional mediator can make the difference between family harmony and all-out war.

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Parents Learn to be Education Advocates

A new school year can mean anxious moments for students and parents. Tammie Love understands that anxiety. She’s the mother of elementary school-age twins and she was never all that enthusiastic about school herself.  Parents are getting more and more involved in schools and doing more than baking peanut butter cookies for the PTA fund-raisers. Many of today’s parents are learning to be advocates for their children on many levels.

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