Conflict Between Parents, Part 3: More Strategies to Reduce Conflict, Active Listening and Looping

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the effects conflict between parents can have on their children. In Part 2, I talked about a number of techniques to defuse or diminish conflict, including a few basic communication strategies. In this, the final part of the series, I’m going to talk about two more […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

 

Conflict Between Parents, Part 2: Strategies to Reduce Conflict

In Part 1 of this article, I wrote about the effects conflict between parents can have on their children. In this part of the article, I’m going to talk about some steps parents can take to protect children from their conflict. First, the bad news. Children are commonly negatively affected when their parents separate. Separation […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

 

Conflict Between Parents, Part 1: The Effect of Conflict on Children

When parents separate, they must find ways of answering a lot of difficult questions about how they will care for and manage their children. Where will the children live? How much time will each parent spend with them? How will decisions about the children be made? Who will pay child support, and how much will […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

 

Symposium on Children’s Participation in Justice Processes Coming to Calgary

Canada and its provinces are signatories to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international treaty that requires governments to recognize children’s fundamental human rights. In particular, Article 12 of  the Convention says that children must be given “the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings” affecting them. Many […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

 

Obtaining Evidence in High Conflict Parenting Disputes, Part 4: Parenting Coordination

In Part 2 of this series, Sarah Dargatz wrote briefly about parenting coordination, one of the interventions available in family law cases before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. In this article, the final part of this series, I will talk about how parenting coordination is used in British Columbia. It’s a bit misleading to […]

Authors:

John-Paul Boyd
John-Paul Boyd

John-Paul Boyd presently serves as the director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, prior to which he practiced family law in Vancouver for fourteen years.

 


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