Too often parents weaponize their children during and after a divorce. They use their children to try to inflict pain on the other person.
Fathers and Divorce
Father’s Day is a perfect time to rediscover the value of dad. But what about Father’s Day during COVID-19?
From a strategic point of view, for one reason or another, a spouse seems to lose leverage in the case when moving out of the home. The disadvantage comes even greater if the other spouse remains in the home with the children.
International child abduction can often be thwarted but requires awareness on the part of the parent. Take advantage of the protections in place. Do not wait to take steps until the abduction occurs.
Life after divorce can be very challenging, especially for a single dad.
Depending on the child’s age, it may also be helpful to offer counseling to the child if they want someone to talk to about their feelings.
By talking to their children, listening to them, understanding their emotions, and making use of creative and effective coping strategies, parents can connect with their kids and help them work through the struggles that come with a divorce, ultimately healing as time goes on.
If you’re divorced and lonely instead of viewing the holidays as something you have to “get through” view it as an opportunity to do something that reinforces your inner strength.
Parting ways with your spouse might have been inevitable, but you can still make a positive impact on your child by taking control of the situation and doing whatever it takes to bond with them and influence their mindset.
Here is the reality, life goes on after divorce and so does your role as a father. You can make the choice to step up and be the best parent you can be to your children or, you can fade away and take the easy way out.