Category Archives: family dynamics

THE NEW WAYS PARENT-CHILD TALK: How To Talk To Your Child About Transitioning to Living in Two Homes by Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ. When parents separate, having a talk with your children that includes some or all of the following may … Continue reading

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You Want Me to What? High Conflict Divorce Boundaries 101 Guest Blog by Andrea LaRochelle, Registered Family Mediator, High Conflict Separation & Divorce Strategist, New Ways for Families Trainer When you ask someone what he or she wants or needs, … Continue reading

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Calming Holiday Conflicts © 2016 Bill Eddy When family and friends gather for this holiday season, it can be a time of joy—and conflict. This year, after 18 months of a bruising campaign for President of the United States, there … Continue reading

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Numbers vs Feelings: Different Perspectives in Divorce Mediation ©2016 By Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. (This week’s blog is written by our guest Shawn Skillin, HCI Speaker & New Ways for Families Trainer) In divorce mediation, there is almost always a … Continue reading

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Last week I spent three days in London – London, Ontario, that is! I trained almost forty professionals in our New Ways for Families method (see photo). Then I went on to Hamilton, Ontario, to give over 180 professionals an … Continue reading

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Taking the Assertive Approach in Family Court (c) 2015 Bill Eddy Family court presents a difficult dilemma for reasonable people. If you act reasonably and use the cooperative problem-solving skills you use in daily life, you risk losing your case, … Continue reading

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A review by Lawrence Gaughan: During the academic year 1979-80 I was given the opportunity to take a sabbatical leave from Washington & Lee Law School for a year of residential study at the Georgetown Family Center.  It’s Director, Murray … Continue reading

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In Part 1 of this 2-part article, I explained some of the basics of family systems: how they are powerful sources of support, how they seek stability above all else, how family roles are created, how they enforce behavior and … Continue reading

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Now that I’ve seen Divorce Corp, the movie, I can see more clearly it’s analysis of Family Court and the problems with the movie itself. It takes a sledgehammer approach to Family Court – especially judges, lawyers and custody evaluators. … Continue reading

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By Bill Eddy and Don Saposnek In high-conflict divorce, children often grow to hate one of their parents – even a parent they were very close to and loved just a year or two earlier. It’s an intense hatred and … Continue reading

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