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Information to Help You Solve Conflict
by Linda Gryczan, Mediation Works

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10 Ways for Divorcing Families to Enjoy the Holidays

All families experience additional stress during celebrations and holidays, but divorced families can be pushed to the limit. We are headed into a time when everyone is expected to be happy and full of good cheer, and maybe your heart is in shreds, the kids are fighting, and you are flat broke. Read more here.

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WHAT IS
MEDIATION?

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Mediation is a way to resolve conflict where people who disagree meet with a third party to help them create a mutually acceptable agreement.

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4 STEPS TOWARDS NEIGHBORHOOD PEACE

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When dogs bark, or a fence encroaches on your property, consider this approach to neighborhood problem solving.

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SAY WHAT YOU NEED
AND LISTEN WELL

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Settle minor skirmishes before they escalate by asking these three questions.

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GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR ROOMMATE

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Sharing a living space offers companionship, safety, and a chance to split expenses. But the wrong roommate can turn your castle into a dungeon.

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MEDIATING SMALL
CLAIMS DISPUTES

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In Montana, if an amount in dispute is $3,000 or less, you may be able to recover your money in Small Claims Court.

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10 STEPS TO
DE-ESCALATE CONFLICT

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What started out as a reasonable discussion, turned into a shouting match… It’s time to stop.

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YES, NO OR
I’LL THINK ABOUT IT

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It is easy to react to another person in conflict and say things we don’t mean. Here’s how to not join the fray.

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PAY ATTENTION
TO INTENTION

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Asking, “What is my intention?” before a difficult conversation can make all the difference.

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CHILDREN
FIRST

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Read this short summary of Children First, a two hour class for divorcing parents in Lewis & Clark County.

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PARALLEL
PARENTING

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Parents who truly cannot cooperate in raising their children, might consider parallel parenting.

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MEDIATING YOUR PARENTING PLAN

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7 year old Jennifer speaking on divorce: “You go to the judge and he takes your rings away.” If only it were that easy.

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UP TO
PARENTS

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Take an interactive time out from parental conflict at UpToParents.org.

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HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT DIVORCE

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Your children are counting on you to be the very best parents possible.

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10 WAYS FOR DIVORCING FAMILIES 2 ENJOY HOLIDAYS

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All families face more stress during holidays, but divorced families may be pushed to the limit.

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KEEPING PEACE IN BLENDED FAMILIES

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Raising your own children is hard enough. Raising someone else’s brings even more challenges.

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