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Peninsula should speak up about planning, says Smith
Dredging of Lobster Beach next, says committee
Tesch urges Premier to deliver underpass not insults
Good Samaritan removes graffiti
Residents urged to keep cars locked
Residents asked about Empire Bay flood management
Three-storey building proposed for Ed James' site
Councillors to inspect three-unit development site
Council approves 'shop top' plan not above shops
Councillors approve five-townhouse development
Boutique boarding house plan resubmitted with changes
Chairlift concept proposed for tourism plan
Beach water quality remains stable, says report
Annual fete at Ettalong senior citizens' centre
Bowling club staff raise money for Rural Aid
Public bins destroyed in Umina
Playgroup started in aged care home
Bring your bills to the Peninsula Community Centre
Building sites to face sediment control blitz
Residents asked to be respectful
Successful grant application
Trivia night for RSPCA shelter
Aged care home opens new tea house
Retirement villages hold open day
Inappropriate developments will destroy local ambience
A 'village' not as attractive to developers
Let's crowd-fund our own pothole-fixing truck
Party politics claim strains credulity
Excellent newspapers
Non-profit started to support domestic violence sufferers
Workshop discusses diverse needs of older people
Bowling club donates $6100 to Gosford Hospital
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Coast Twist festival exceeds expectations
Little Theatre presents Venetian Twins for three weeks
Rotary club to hold youth gala ball
Oyster Festival celebrates 20 years
Hundreds follow Bouddi art trail
Free family movie night
Formal wear thrift shop takes off
Aboriginal smoking ceremony to open bush garden
'Young, black and ready' information session
Morning workshop to help parents talk about divorce
Ethics teachers recognised in volunteer awards
Halloween night disco
Six students attend camp
Parking information given to parents
PCYC provides holiday activities
Woy Woy students to present Wolf's Tale
Oldest former international sports players at trivia day
Bowling club supports RUOK Day

Morning workshop to help parents talk about divorce

A three-hour morning workshop for parents about "Talking with your kids about divorce and separation issues" will be held at the Peninsula Community Centre on Wednesday, October 16.

Issues covered are expected to include parental conflict, financial issues, children's understanding of your separation, relationships and loyalty, taking sides, carrying messages, and dealing with step parents.

The seminar aims to help parents respond to their children when difficult issues arise, and to recognise when their children feel caught in the middle of a conflict.

It aims to help parents understand the importance of child-friendly explanations, and to develop the skills and strategies to talk with their children.

The workshop will cover common "tricky" issues raised by children, including "How come you don't love mummy/daddy any more?", "Why do I have to go to Mum's/Dad's?" and "Mum told me to tell you to pay my school fees."

Participants will have the opportunity to talk with other parents in similar situations, and will be given a workbook to take with them.

Reservations for the workshop may be made through Coast Community Connections on 4341 9333.

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