9 - Parenting Issues
The mediator assists participants to reach agreement on parenting issues in a variety of ways. The mediator may be a bit of an educator for participants in terms of the likely needs of their children and how others sometimes arrange things to take care of those needs. In addition to acting as an empowering information base, the mediator may also act as devil's advocate as to whether certain arrangements are going to work for them and their children.
In this Chapter, we review a number of resources that the mediator may utilize to empower participants to "do right" by their children.