How to support children through separation and divorce

How to support children through separation and divorce

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Practical, positive parenting strategies to help parents sensitively navigate the difficult transitions inherent in separation and divorce.

I share tools that help parents understand temperament, teach emotional intelligence, and raise self-esteem.

I help parents build consistency and predictability into their new family structure supporting kids to feel safe and secure.


Heather Rutherford

Heather is a parenting coach, founder of The Parenting Partnership, parenting consultant to the school’s advisory service Talk Education, and a Care for the Family facilitator.

Heather’s mission is to share practical effective positive parenting skills that not only help parents raise happy, confident and resilient children but that transform family lives.  In all her work, she draws on the latest research as well as her own experience of parenting three unique and sometimes challenging children while guiding her family through cancer and divorce.

Her goal is to empower parents with skills that include an understanding of temperament, growth mindset, emotional intelligence and positive discipline,  that help them feel confident, calm and deeply connected to their children.

She has a particular interest in using these positive parenting skills to help families through the challenges of separation and divorce.

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