Family Mediation Week 2019 – Day 3

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

The storm will end when the pressure lifts

Bill Hewlett’s video today speaks directly to children who may be considering seeing a mediator.  It provides a helpful, brief but clear information for any child in this position to understand what to expect, and hopefully be reassured:

Also, lots of helpful articles on the Family Mediation Week blog.  I particularly like:

  • The storm will end when the pressure lifts – Philippa Johnson, Chair of FMA talking about how parents can co-parent more effectively.
  • So why should children be included in mediation? – Bill Hewlett talking frankly about the compelling reasons to give children the opportunity to participate in mediation.  One of the reasons he cites is that,  “[w]hen parents are fighting with each other they seem to lose their ability to be fully aware of how their children are feeling. The children may not want to say anything because they don’t want to add to an already stressful situation.”
  • Financial issues and mediation – Sally Clarke, FMA Board Secretary gives a helpful overview of the process and requirements for financial mediation.
  • Last but by no means least, Pensions made simple – where Bluesky Chartered Financial Planners share their guide to understanding the basic differences between types of pension scheme, which can be seen below also: