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Family Mediation Week, Day 4: Put the Children First

Today’s theme is ‘Put the Children First’, focusing on the importance of placing the children’s interests at the centre of the discussions and on the special role that mediators play in helping families to do that.

Our video today is a powerful animation created by family mediator Scott Docherty, in support of his book, 'How to Talk to your Kids about Separation’.

 

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Family Mediation Week - John Taylor, Chair Family Mediation Council

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"I wish my parents had known about family mediation"

John Taylor, Chair Family Mediation Council, explains why we al need to get the message about Mediation out and discussed.

Originally published here http://www.familymediationweek.org.uk/category/blog/

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Family Mediation Week - Judith Timms OBE, Family Mediator and Child Consultant

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Dear Mum and Dad ...

An email from Jack, aged 13, to his parents for New Year's Day 2017

Judith Timms OBE, Vice President FMA, Founder and Trustee National Youth Advocacy Service (NVAS), brings all her experience together to give the child's view of separation.

Originally published here http://thefma.co.uk/news/dear-mum-dad/

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Family Mediation Week, Day 3: Please Listen

So why should children be included in mediation?

FamilyMediationWeekBill Hewlet, Family Mediator, discusses his experiences of bringing children into the discussion around their parents' divorce.

Originally published here http://www.familymediationweek.org.uk/2017/01/25/so-why-should-children-be-included-in-mediation/

I have been thinking about the many reasons that separating parents in mediation should be encouraged to give their children an opportunity to talk about how they’re feeling.

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