If you are the parent of a child who will be graduating this spring, congratulations! However, if you are a separated or divorced parent, and you and your ex can’t be in a room together without starting WW3, you both owe it to your child to call a truce: to suspend any lingering divorce hostilities before, during, and after the graduation ceremony.
If your divorce was/is very bitter, you’ll need to reassure your child that both of you will be on your best behavior. Remember that this event is the culmination of years of hard work for your child, and she deserves to look forward to her graduation day with excitement – not with dread that her parents will get into a public screaming match, or that one of you will refuse to attend if the other is going to be there.
Here are 10 tips for separated and divorced parents to ensure a happy graduation day for their child:
Finally, think of this graduation as a dry-run for when your child announces she’s getting married. You and your ex are going to have to figure out how to be in the same room at some point – or risk missing out on your children’s weddings, the birth of your grandchildren, and other milestone events. So make sure there’s no drama on graduation day – just a class act!Back to Top