Helping parents to soften the impact of the separation on their children

The one thing you can do today to support your children

About

Una Archer

Often separated parents want to focus on being there for their children but have too much going on to focus on supporting their children in the way they want to. As a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, I guide separated parents through an easy-to-follow step-by-step process based on decades of attachment research that helps them to nurture their relationship with their children even if they have little time or energy. It helps them to feel more confident in their ability to support their children through separation and for many years to come.

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Parenting Planning Session

A parenting planning session is a 60-minute Zoom call in which we will talk about your concerns and hopes for your children and come up with a plan to address your concerns and make your hopes your reality.

Think of your presence as a protective bubble around your children. How they experience separation is being filtered through that bubble. Your calm and available presence is helping them trust that things will turn out ok. The tricky thing about going through separation is that often it is the time when the children need that bubble the most and the parents, understandably, are least able to create it consistently.

When you create regular times to connect with your children, you build a solid foundation for all the conversations you need to have and the decisions you need to make. I know it is easier said than done, so I wrote a series of weekly connection tips that will help you to:

  • Be more in control of how you use your time with your children

  • Find new ways of connecting that is enjoyable for both you and your children

  • Having a better understanding of what your children are feeling and thinking

  • Be more proactive about engaging and being present in your children’s world

  • Help your children trust that you are and always will be there for them