Understanding that this first holiday season after your divorce will be different while providing your children with compassion and coping strategies will not only help them through this holiday time but also long after the holidays pass.
Children and Divorce
Divorce is a time of intense change, upheaval, and uncertainty. Your ability to grieve the loss of how things were and embrace this new reality, and get your children to do the same, will play a significant role in helping you all to move forward.
If you and your partner have decided to divorce each other and now you live separately, the biggest issue you might face is how to deal with child custody after divorce and protect your children from the effects of the separation. No matter what the problem was with your relationship, it’s clear that you both […]
Addiction doesn’t just impact the addicted individual, but the entire family unit. As a result, many times addiction, divorce, and child custody issues go hand in hand.
If the behavior of your children becomes too much to handle, or you have a hard time dealing with them and your situation, get help from the experts.
“Coaching” is a malicious act of alienation by one parent against the other parent whereby that parent instructs or coaches a child to say bad things about the opposing parent.
Having the kids call the other parent once or twice during the trip (or as required under the parenting plan) also goes a long way toward fostering an optimal co-parenting relationship.
Watching your parents go through a healthy, communicative, cooperative divorce and thrive as co-parents after can be a model to children of how to communicate with others through difficult situations.
In some extreme cases, a child can display actions that show outright hatred or fear towards the targeted parent. But not every case will be so black and white.
Celebrate Father’s Day as it was intended – a special day to celebrate the bond between a father and his kids. Don’t let the divorce draw your attention away from what matters on Father’s Day.