Children best served by healthy co-parenting after split

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By AdvocateDaily.com Staff Effective co-parenting is a skill that can be learned, but that requires some practice and should be adopted early on, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot tells AdvocateDaily.com. “People let their own adult emotions get in the way,” says Carefoot, owner and principal of Positive Choices Counselling & Assessment. She points out […]

‘Cookie cutter’ approach inappropriate for parents with addiction

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By AdvocateDaily.com Staff A number of children have been separated from their parents as a result of the current opioid epidemic, but broad assumptions and ‘cookie-cutter’ responses are not the answer in these cases, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. “News reports on drug-related deaths rarely indicate if the deceased […]

Co-parenting after divorce requires communication, planning

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By AdvocateDaily.com Staff   Co-parenting effectively after a divorce or separation often takes much longer than anticipated, as both parties have to be committed to making it work, Alberta child protection specialist Melani Carefoot tells Global News Morning Calgary. “You have to walk away from your previous relationship and be prepared to form a new relationship […]