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Shared events can be challenging for divorce parents

The holiday season comes with some unique events. While many of these, such as school plays, are great memory makers, they can also be very challenging. When a child's parents aren't in a relationship any longer, these events can require some teamwork to make happen. We know that it isn't always easy to have to deal with your ex, much less spend time with them; however, your children will almost certainly appreciate having both parents there for these events.

Prepare your children for schedule changes during the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, parents who are going through their first year after a divorce might find that they are facing some new challenges. You might notice that your children don't seem like they are handling things well all of a sudden. The impending holidays that are clustered together might be the cause of this. Some kids might not know what to expect now that their parents aren't together any longer.

Find ways to connect with your children after a divorce

One of the most difficult things for parents to deal with is trying to bond with their children after a divorce. There are often circumstances that the kids can't understand, especially when they are young. Misperceptions can lead to them feeling insecure with the new arrangement. Some may even blame one parent more than the other for the divorce.

Help children learn how to handle special events after divorce

Children want to know that they are being supported by their loved ones. One of the things that helps them realize this is to have their family members with them when there are important events in their life. This is made challenging when their parents divorce. Having to divide their time between two homes might make them feel like their special days aren't as special as they were when everyone was in one home.

Civility goes a long way when you must parent with an ex

Throughout your child's life, you and the other parent will have to make decisions based on what you feel is best for them. When you have gone through a divorce, there is a chance that you and your ex won't agree on what the kids need. This is a tough spot to be placed in, but you should remember that how you behave in these times can impact the future of your parenting relationship.

Plan for your child's success this school year

Trying to help your children stay on top of their school work is difficult. When there are extenuating circumstances present, such as their parents going through a divorce, you might find that it is even more difficult. If your child spends time with you and your ex during the school year, both of you will need to have an active role in their education to make things work.

Child custody cases have to be based on the child's needs

Child custody cases can be a stressful situation for parents because they have to balance the child's needs with the possible options that come during the negotiation process. Many of these situations are resolved through mediation, which is beneficial for the parents and the children.

Child custody cases often come with passionate parents

Child custody cases can be very difficult to work through simply because most parents are very passionate about matters related to their kids. When you think about what you want for them, you can likely plan the steps to make it happen. What you might not think about is that your child's other parent has probably done the same thing.

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