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.
Children and Divorce
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.
Do not give up your children and throw in the towel because of their social lives, inconveniences, and teenage hormones. It would mean the world to a child to receive a phone call every day, or every other day, saying the simplest things; a five minute call.
Following both COVID and sun safety guidelines will guarantee a stress-free holiday and most importantly a well-deserved vacation post-pandemic.
Tackling college costs is stressful enough for any family. For separated or divorced parents, planning for college can be an extra source of stress and contention.
When telling your children about your divorce be as quick possible. Choose your words carefully and make sure to show a united front.
Initial communication regarding your divorce should be as short as possible. Let your children know there will be changes because of the divorce, and that you will both be there for them no matter what. Choose your wording carefully.
It is always important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to introducing a new partner, and there is no guarantee that even if you do it the “right” way your kids will fall in line.