Co Parenting Strategies for the Holidays

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As we move full swing into the holiday season, shared parenting becomes the focus for many in the midst of separation and divorce. Though holiday and divorce stress may seem overwhelming, there are a number of ways to avoid the complications of sharing your children and responsibilities during the holidays. Remember, being proactive and keeping your head space positive will help you manage your transition with integrity and grace.

Below are 5 co-parenting strategies that we believe are helpful at any time of the year.

5 Co Parenting Strategies

  • Maintain Consistency. Set boundaries and routines for daily practice. Choose quality time of quantity.
  • Share Parenting. Set routines for visitation and exchange. Even when you can’t look at your ex, be sure to send an email with important family issues. Be a role model for good behavior. Act the way you want everyone to act.
  • Educate Yourself. Learn about the impact of divorce on children then have a conversation. Open the doors by talking with your children.
  • Define Divorce. Be a role model for the divorce transition. Act with integrity. Be aware of your own thoughts concerning divorce. Knowing your feelings will help. Remember there is no definitive outcome, only self-created experience.
  • Help Yourself. Be sure to spend time with your feelings and emotions. They are your body’s feedback. Get professional help. You need mental healthcare during this dramatic life change. You need legal assistance. Make sure you get them. Exercise. Eat well. Sleep. Take care of you.

Divorce as a Teaching Tool - Read my latest article and learn how to be a SuperParent through your divorce transition.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Surviving the Holidays Post Divorce

Tuesday, December 17
7-8:30 pm

Being single for the holidays does not mean you have to suffer. Learn how to navigate the holidays through separation and divorce. Let me. guide you through potential challenges the holidays bring, and teach you strategies to create a meaningful, joyful season.

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December 10-12
As you move through relationships, you will need to decipher the difference between fear and reality. Fears are simply false expectations appearing real. It is okay to have them, but don’t let them paralyze you. You have many decisions ahead of you. Education is empowering. It is the greatest weapon against your fears.
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