I looked out the window and saw Mom pull into the parking lot, my heart was beating so fast! I love and miss Mom and can’t wait to hug her! But I’m also mad at her. Why did she fight with Dad? And why haven’t I been able to see her? When Mom got to the front door I ran and gave her a hug. She hugged me tight, and we both smiled. Mom and I walk with a woman to a room with a lot of toys. Mom and I play while the woman watches and sometimes writes things down. Mom says she’s happy to see me and be able to play together. I’m happy too, but I’m still a little upset. Before I knew it, it was time to go. Dad was coming to pick me up. Time went by so fast! Mom and I said goodbye and we hugged tight! I watched Mom out of the window as she drove away. I was sad when Mom left but I was also happy I got to see her. It’s okay to feel a lot of things all at the same time. Seeing Mom made me feel sad and happy. I guess you could say I was feeling sappy!
Supervised Parenting Time (SPT) also often referred to as Supervised Visitation is when a parent in a co-parenting relationship is only permitted to parenting time with their child(ren) under the supervision of another individual. Social workers, counselors, and family members are all examples of individuals who may act as the supervising party. A Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the safety of the child(ren) during the parenting time and have the right to interrupt or terminate parenting if the child(ren) involved become(s) distressed or there is a safety concern. SPT can take place at a supervised parenting time facility, a parent’s home, or other public setting. Group supervision, one-on-one supervision, supervised exchange, and therapeutic supervision are all variations of SPT. SPT provides a safe, neutral environment for children and parents to maintain contact and foster family connections in a healthy and safe way despite high conflict situations.
Saboteurs are ways in which we sabotage our wellbeing and relationships. They are the negative voices in our head that generate negative emotions- anxiety, stress, frustration, and unhappiness. Saboteurs are automatic negative thoughts that are very difficult to break! (Positive Intelligence).