By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT Some parents think once they are divorced and most of the decisions have been made, the worst is behind them. Unfortunately, parenting after divorce is a week by week experience. Your success depends on the decisions you make, your attitude toward your situation and your compassion for your innocent children. You may have heard it all before, but smart parents quiz themselves regularly to see if they are not falling into some of the traps of destructive post-divorce parenting. If you find yourself making any of these mistakes, it’s never too late to make amends. You may have to alter decisions, adjust some behaviors, give yourself an attitude adjustment and even apologize to your children – or to their Dad! Keep in mind, we all make mistakes that we regret. It’s part of the learning process – especially when we’re parents. It’s far better to set
Here are some tips that can help you ease into more productive communication with your kids after divorce to keep a healthy relationship with them and keep them from feeling depressed or angry.
Divorcing and divorced parents:Take time to see the world through your children’s eyes and you will be better able to meet their needs, understand their confusion or aggression and find appropriate ways to dissolve tension through your conversation and guidance. Learn good communication skills so your children feel heard, safe and protected.
Are you hurting your children because of decisions you make following divorce? Most all professionals agree about some of the most emotionally damaging mistakes for children that parents make when coping with divorce or separation: Here is a list of mistakes to avoid when parenting after divorce.
We all makes mistakes when parenting and especially during divorce. If you have found that your children are suffering or hurting due to a divorce decision you made when you were more motivated by anger than by positive parenting and are now having regrets – take action. Here's how to be a positive role model for your children.