Shared Parenting Program - Module 1 - Shared Parenting

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Shared Parenting Program - Module 1 - Shared Parenting

  1. 1. Shared Parenting Programme Module 1: Why Shared Parenting?
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Shared Parenting Concept and Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two parents, two homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Win-win-win: kids, parents, community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared Parenting in Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenting plans, issues for parents, kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenting models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice, moving up the scale </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Shared Parenting: Concepts and Benefits
  4. 4. S hared P arenting <ul><li>Where both parents take an active role in the upbringing of their children </li></ul>
  5. 5. B enefits for Children <ul><li>B oth parents continue to be involved </li></ul><ul><li>T wo homes and two parents </li></ul><ul><li>B alanced male/female role models </li></ul><ul><li>C ontinued love of both parents </li></ul><ul><li>Continued relationships with Grandparents </li></ul>
  6. 6. B enefits for Parents <ul><li>W in – win situation </li></ul><ul><li>S hared burdens and joys </li></ul><ul><li>N ew opportuities for both parents </li></ul>
  7. 7. W ider Benefits <ul><li>E xtended family involved </li></ul><ul><li>K ids develop better </li></ul><ul><li>L ess use of the Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Better socialisation of Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>become good parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid trouble </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. W hat the Research Says <ul><li>S hared parenting reduces conflict </li></ul><ul><li>P arents don’t keep going back to the Courts </li></ul><ul><li>P arent-child relationship better </li></ul><ul><li>H igher self-esteem for kids </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shared Parenting in Practice
  10. 10. W hat is a Parenting Plan ? <ul><li>P ractical arrangements to allow both parents to stay involved </li></ul>
  11. 11. I ssues for Parents <ul><li>J ob </li></ul><ul><li>H ouse / home </li></ul><ul><li>T ransport </li></ul><ul><li>M oney </li></ul><ul><li>H ousehold chores </li></ul><ul><li>S chool/creche </li></ul>
  12. 12. I ssues for Children <ul><li>F riends </li></ul><ul><li>A ges </li></ul><ul><li>C lubs/activities </li></ul><ul><li>H omework </li></ul><ul><li>F un / entertainment </li></ul>
  13. 13. S ome Parenting Models <ul><li>Overnights & L ong weekends </li></ul><ul><li>A lternating days </li></ul><ul><li>Alternating Weeks </li></ul><ul><li>5-2-2-5 model </li></ul><ul><li>4-3-3-4 model </li></ul>
  14. 14. M oving Up the Scale <ul><li>M ediation </li></ul><ul><li>C ourt action </li></ul><ul><li>B uilding trust </li></ul><ul><li>T rack record </li></ul>
  15. 15. B est Practice <ul><li>B eware of the kids manipulating </li></ul><ul><li>D on ’ t ask kids to take sides </li></ul><ul><li>R eassure kids they are not to blame </li></ul><ul><li>P raise efforts/achievements </li></ul>
  16. 16. TELL KIDS YOU LOVE THEM!

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