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15 Tips for Managing a Divorce Over Christmas

Posted by Yardstick Administrator. Posted in Blog, Huffington Post, Seasonal.

The holidays can be a stressful time for any family. Family members can get lost in a flurry of activity, focusing on deadlines and forgetting about the joy. But if your family has gone through a separation or divorce, this time of the year may have a whole new set of challenges. The holidays can turn into a very complicated and difficult time for the parents and children from separated families, and below are some tips on how to move your family towards a meaningful and memorable holiday season.

The reality is that children who have parents living in two different homes may experience some extra burdens. They may worry about which parent they will be with at what time, and they may fear that their parents will fight over how they share the holidays. As a child and family therapist, I have had many children sit in my office who told me that Christmas used to be their favorite time of the year, but now they are just dreading it. In order for the adults to help manage this season it is important to understand what turns youthful joy into anxiety and fear.

West Vancouver Library

Posted by Yardstick Administrator. Posted in Speaking Events.

With clarity, honest and humour, author Alyson Jones lends her expertise to provide a common sense wakeup call that will help you find MORE in your life.

Using the steps of the MORE philosophy, this book will lead you on a path, start moving, recognize opportunities and face reality – date to be different and to live an exceptional life!

Family Law Subsection Meeting

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Alyson Jones and her Family Forward Therapeutic Team will be presenting a solution to some of the most challenges cases in Family Law: parental alienation, estrangement and high conflict. The Family Forward Re-Unification Program is a highly coordinated and structured model which provides a solution to these challenging and often heart-breaking cases