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Quarantine to Shall Pass

A phrase that comes to mind often during this current pandemic is, “This too shall pass.” We have watched, at first in denial, then in horror, during these past months, as the world around us has rapidly been changing. We have witnessed our communities begin to buckle as the rate of infection has continued to…

When Two Families Become One

To raise a child, while meeting all of her or his social, emotional and intellectual needs is best done with the help of a village. These days, households come in many shapes and sizes, often blended and extended. As family units meld together, change can bring a significant degree of uncertainty for all. It may take…

Spending the Holidays Apart

Holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, especially for children affected by divorce. When you first make the decision to separate, you may find it overwhelming to initially push past feelings of hurt and loss, to create the best custody outcome for your child.  Important factors to consider are whether holiday time will be…

Being a Good Father Matters Every Day

Fathers, You Matter!   Here at Side by Side Supervised Access Services we believe in providing the best outcomes for parents and their children. With Father’s Day approaching, we would like to highlight the benefits that fathers provide when engaged in a child’s life.   Historically speaking, dads or father figures were generally understood to teach toddlers to walk and play catch with limited…

Mother’s Day – Vicky

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF MOTHERHOOD In so many ways, I felt that my life and being, never truly began until I became a mother. As many times as you may be told beforehand, you never realize that there was an enormous abyss in your soul that could only be awakened until you have children.…

Mother’s Day – Farida

I was a perfect parent before I had children. I would watch other parents, in the stores yelling at their child for what appeared to be small indiscretions and would shake my head in silent indignation. What I didn’t see, with my self-righteous attitude, was the 100 times before when the parent lovingly corrected the…

Allergies Lead to a New Normal

Shari Macneall Parenting comes with endless joy and at times anxiety and fear for our children’s safety and well-being. Receiving a diagnosis that your child has a life-threatening allergy is life-altering. I remember getting a call from my son’s daycare that I needed to “come quickly” as he had tried a bite of kiwi and…