Many people think of divorce as a negative time in their life. For those who have children, this can be a very traumatic way to look at things. If you’re in this position, you need to ensure that you’re showing your children that it’s still possible to enjoy life even after the divorce.
It’s true that divorce is a stressful time but it’s also a chance for the adults to show the children how to cope with emotions. Consider these three possibilities for showing the children that this can be a positive time in life.
1. Start new traditions
Now is a perfect time to start new traditions. These should be based on things you and the children can enjoy together. Even simple things like going to the park for walks on Sunday afternoons can be fun and valuable.
2. Show the value of downtime
Downtime is a chance to do things that can help you feel refreshed. Teach your children that you don’t always have to be busy to enjoy life. The busyness of trying to work through the divorce can lead to a lot of stress, so taking the time to relax can help you feel better.
3. Celebrate successes
Always take the time to celebrate successes, regardless of how small they are. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the happenings of the divorce that you forget about other things. Celebrating successes helps you to refocus on what’s truly important.
One of the most important things for you to do is ensure the children have what they need. Having a parenting plan that outlines things related to the kids can provide a stable base for the custody situation. You may need to find some creative solutions to the challenges you’re having with custody. Working with someone who understands your unique situation is often beneficial.