Although it was to be expected further to the restrictions imposed in the neighbouring countries, the Federal Council’s announcement on March 13 still came as a shock. Due to covid-19 all schools would close until April 4 – with the Easter break added effectively until April 20 – and further to that the Canton of […]
I’m really excited to share with you this interview with Izumi Takase, Positive Discipline Trainer for parents, in the classroom, early childhood and for leaders. It was through Izumi and one of her workshops that I first came across Positive Discipline and I’m very grateful that she took the time for this interview.
The latter of the four – working with children on solutions instead of punitive measures – is an important concept referred to throughout the book. As common sense as it might seem, problems cannot be solved when there is too much emotion involved so a cooling off period is needed.
I made use of a bit calmer time this summer when my girl was at her grandparents’ house to finally read this classic by Jane Nelsen aimed at helping children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem-solving skills. The book did not disappoint!
A parent who does not obtain custody of the child needs to provide the other parent with a child maintenance contribution (alimony), which is determined both at the separation and the divorce stages of the court procedure.
In the separation or divorce judgment, one parent might be given custody (“droit de garde”) of a child(ren) and the other visitation rights (“droit de visite”), while the parental authority (“autorité parentale”) is nowadays almost automatically a joint one.
I remember very clearly a moment a few years ago when my girl was around five. We were having a conversation about our family friends and all of a sudden, she said: “Yes, they were married and are now divorced, just like you and my dad.” That was the first time she actually said it […]
Whatever your financial situation, it is always welcome to save some hard-earned money. Even more so for single parents who depend on only one salary. And unfortunately, in Switzerland it is not uncommon for a divorce to drive people into poverty.