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About This Show
Being a solo parent might have come to you unexpectedly or it may be what you have always planned. Even the most resourceful parent may find themselves in need of support, ideas, and resources. No matter the circumstances, this is the right place to find everything you need to be an outstanding solo parent. Host Robbin Rockett brings on a different guest each week to discuss all the aspects of being a single parent. You may be solo in your parenting role, but you are not alone. Listen to the show each week to find refreshing new ideas, hear stories of other solo parents, and connect with the community that is here to support you!
Most Recent Episode
04: Providing Emotional Resolutions through Mediation with Attorney Turned Therapist Rebecca Piccard
2 days ago
Children of divorced parents deal with the difficulties in navigating challenging circumstances that morph from their original family situations. Our guest, Rebecca Picard, J.D., L.L.M, and a new therapist, talks about the dilemma that children of divorced parents go through. She is a mediator attorney, a conflict resolution coach, a Collaborative Family Lawyer, and a lately a therapist. She has mediated hundreds of civil, divorce, employment, estate planning, victim-offender, and workplace cases. She has a lengthy experience in civil litigation and family law. She has spoken locally and internationally about mediation and has done extensive training in psychology, communication and personal growth. She has also reviewed research on the development needs of children and the effects of divorce on children. She is also very much interested in new findings from neuroscience regarding emotions and decision-making. She is very passionate about helping people address relational conflict; she combines professional expertise with compassion and empathy in helping individuals. She can develop highly customized mediation agreements and emotional resolutions providing people with opportunities for growth. This is the primary reason she has recently shifted from legal practice to therapy practice. What you will learn from Rebecca: Other reasons she shifted work from mediator attorney to a therapist Legal issues and emotional issues between parties are closely intertwined she works on the best balance The overlapping issues between a mediator and therapist How divorced parents can deal with co-parenting relationship Mode of communication between parties can affect the results Why email is the recommended mode of communication for couples who are in conflict resolution status Family relations could become a “business relations” A co-parent relationship is very different from the normal parenting role Kids can handle 2 different “cultures” (things that are going on in the other house) Kids don’t need to know everything about the separated parents What is a “parentified” child? How divorced parents can prevent developing a “parentified child” Empathizing with the children of divorced parents Resources: