Every divorce may be unique, but one thing that is universal across nearly all divorce cases is the overwhelming change that families feel once a divorce is final. No change is starker than the impact on divorce on the holiday season. Instead of celebrating the season together, you suddenly must adjust to splitting time with your children with your ex-spouse. This can be a challenge for all – including your children. Johnson Mediation specializes in helping families adjust to how divorce can affect the holidays for families in Shakopee, Minnesota. Here are some tips for how you can help your family adjust to dealing with the holidays after a divorce.
Adjusting to how to be an effective parent after a divorce can be difficult. The period of time after a divorce is a transition for every member of your family – for both adults as well as the kids. A parenting consultant can help you and your ex-spouse co-parent in a way that is most healthy for your children. In general, a parenting consultant provides support for families as they make decisions about parenting time, discipline issues, parenting styles, navigating schedules, making decisions about education and extracurricular activities.
When the dust settles from your divorce, you may assume that the most difficult part of the process is over. After all, you have divided the property that you shared, made decisions about child custody and even negotiated the terms for child and/or spousal maintenance payments. However, many divorced couples find out very quickly that learning how to effectively co-parent can be one of the biggest challenges you face in the entire process of living separate lives. You may have divorced your spouse, but you are still both responsible for the care of your children as well as decisions about their future.