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Parenting Post-Separation: A Guide for Families

Welcome to our page dedicated to parenting post-separation in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We understand that navigating the complexities of parenting after separation can be challenging. This resource provides information about organisations that provide guidance, support, and practical advice to help you create a positive and stable environment for your children during this transition.

Co-Parenting Essentials

Effective co-parenting is crucial for the well-being of your children. The organisations below offer insights into communication strategies, shared decision-making, and creating a consistent parenting plan. Learn how to work with your co-parent to provide a sense of stability for your children – where it is safe to do so.

Putting Children First

Your children’s needs and emotions are a priority during this time. Discover age-appropriate ways to talk to your children about the changes in the family, address their concerns, and foster an environment where they feel loved and supported by both parents.

Building a Healthy Co-Parenting Relationship

Establishing a healthy co-parenting relationship takes time and effort. Explore strategies for resolving conflicts, setting boundaries, and fostering positive communication. A strong co-parenting relationship benefits not only your children but also the well-being of everyone involved.

Practical Tips for Co-Parenting Success

From managing schedules to handling special occasions, learn practical tips for navigating the day-to-day aspects of co-parenting. Discover strategies for creating a sense of normalcy and routine, even in the face of family changes.

Legal and Financial Considerations

Understanding your rights and responsibilities post-separation is vital. Get an overview of legal considerations for living arrangements, child support, and financial planning. Access resources to help you make informed decisions for the well-being of your family. More information is available on our page about Sorting Finances.

Self-Care for Parents

Parenting post-separation can be emotionally demanding. Talk to the organisations below and explore self-care strategies to support your own well-being. Learn to balance the demands of parenting with personal care, ensuring that you remain resilient and emotionally equipped to navigate this phase.

Local Support Services

Connect with local support services in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. From counselling services to support groups, these resources can provide additional assistance and guidance as you navigate the challenges of parenting post-separation.

Parenting post-separation comes with unique challenges, but with the proper support and information, you can create a positive environment for your children to thrive. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. You can build a successful co-parenting arrangement that benefits everyone involved by focusing on effective communication, prioritising your children’s needs, and accessing available resources.


Find a law professional to help you. A trusted professional can play a big part in helping sort out issues involving the breakdown of your marriage, care of your children, home and finances. Visit

Resolution also has a guide to parenting through separation as part of their Parenting after Parting resources. You can read more at

Family Mediation Council

Family mediation is a process in which an independent, professionally trained mediator helps you work out arrangements for children and finances following separation. Choosing a mediator from the FMC Register guarantees that a mediator is appropriately trained, follows the FMC’s Code of Practice, maintains professional practice by carrying out appropriate professional development activities, and are supported by a supervisor (known as a Professional Practice Consultant). Find a local mediator at

National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC)

NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to child contact by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents they don’t live with. Visit

Chances Gives Choices (Family Time Centres)

Chances Gives Choices works to keep families together, giving parents the chance to get it right for their child and the future. They are a private contact provider supporting families. Visit

OurFamilyWizard App

With OFW, your schedule, files, contacts, and communication are contained within one app, so you can solve challenges faster and without confusion. That means less conflict and more energy to focus on your children. Powerful tools document your parenting time, child-related expenses, exchanges, and more. Visit

OnlyMums and OnlyDads

OnlyMums and OnlyDads are a not-for-profit social enterprise supporting families through separation. Visit and

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