Worried about the impact of separation on kids?

It's not uncommon for parents to worry that a separation or divorce will harm their children. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Deciding to separate will change your family and each family member will have many questions about what to expect. Being able to address these questions will help everyone start this journey in the least stressful way.

Right now, you may be asking yourself:

  • How do we tell the kids about this?
  • How can we avoid hurting them?
  • What should we look out for in their behaviour that tells us that they're not doing well?

What you'll learn

This course is designed to prepare your family as you move forward towards your "new normal".

  • Learn how to shift from partners to co-parents and build a sense of calm and control during this difficult transition.

  • Learn how to talk to your child(ren) about separation / divorce and answer the questions they will have.

  • Gain an understanding of the impact conflict can have on a child's development and how to address it if you see the signs.

  • Improve your communication and conflict resolution skills so you can manage your feelings and keep your child(ren) best interests at the heart during this process.

  • Gain an understanding of your options moving forward and the practical steps needed to ensure a smooth transition for your family.

Course Curriculum

    1. Chapter 1: Introduction

    2. Chapter 1: Lesson

    3. Chapter 1: Resources and Downloads

    4. Chapter 1: Summary

    1. Chapter 2: Introduction

    2. Chapter 2: Lesson

    3. Chapter 2: Resources and Downloads

    4. Chapter 2: Summary

    1. Chapter 3: Introduction

    2. Chapter 3: Lesson

    3. Chapter 3: Resources and Downloads

    4. Chapter 3: Summary

    1. Chapter 4: Introduction

    2. Chapter 4: Lesson

    3. Chapter 4: Resources and Downloads

    4. Chapter 4: Summary

    1. Chapter 5: Introduction

    2. Chapter 5: Lesson

    3. Chapter 5: Resources and Downloads

    4. Chapter 5: Summary

Course Details

  • $199.00
  • Open to separated or divorced partners with children
  • 8 week self-guided course
  • Resources included


Michelle Hayes

Registered Social Worker and Accredited Family Mediator

Michelle Hayes has worked with children and families for over 23 years. After obtaining her Bachelor Degree in Social Work Michelle obtained a Master of Social Work and is currently completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychotherapy. With her vast experience and knowledge, Michelle has presented on topics including children’s mental health, domestic violence, custody and access assessments, high conflict families and parenting coordination. She has also provided consultation to a number of community agencies on the topic of post-separation families experiencing high conflict, children’s mental health and workplace stress management and coping.

Stefanie Peachey

Registered Social Worker and Accredited Family Mediator

Stefanie Peachey is a Registered Social Worker and founder of Peachey Counselling and Family Support in Burlington, Ontario. Stefanie has specialized expertise in Separation and Divorce including Assessments and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Co-Parenting, Respectful Relationships and Mental Health in the Workplace. Stefanie has made it her mission to provide individuals, families and workplaces within her community, the tools, resources and support they need to be resilient in times of change so they can actively reach their goals for positive change and personal growth.

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