Divorced Parents: 7 Tips to Make the Holidays Smoother for Your Children

Divorced Parents: 7 Tips to Make the Holidays Smoother for Your Children

From the outside, it may seem like a bonus for children of divorced parents to have two of every holiday.

Yet, it can be a stressful time for each parent. Naturally, children sense this type of stress and tension, creating a less-than-ideal holiday for them as well.

Let’s face it, both divorce and co-parenting are hard. Furthermore, sharing children can get complicated whether you’re on good terms with your ex-partner or not. Especially around the holidays!

And it doesn’t matter if this is your first co-parenting holiday or your 15th, the holidays can still be difficult to navigate.

Here are a few tips to make the holidays a bit smoother for your children. Oh, and you as well!

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The Impact of Divorce on Your Children: Different Ages Are Affected in Distinct Ways

The Impact of Divorce on Your Children: Different Ages Are Affected in Distinct Ways

Divorce isn’t a “one size fits all” life event, especially for any children involved.

Because every person handles stress in a different way, the impact of divorce is both unique and long-lasting for adults and children alike.

It’s a common misconception that children under the age of five don’t feel the impact of divorce. This notion couldn’t be further from the truth. From infancy clear into young adulthood, divorce can cause a great upheaval in children’s lives.

Yet, while it disturbs them all, the turmoil affect varying ages in distinct ways.

What are the differences? Let’s consider four general age groups.

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Recovering from Divorce? Step One: Develop a Self-Care Routine

Recovering from Divorce? Step One: Develop a Self-Care Routine

Living through a divorce is never easy. And in some cases, in can be an absolute nightmare. For a while, your divorce becomes an all-encompassing experience, and all you want is to get to the other side. You just want the pain and the confusion to be over. But when you are there, when you are, in fact, newly divorced, you realize that the first thing you need to do is to recover from your divorce. And the first step for recovery is a good self-care routine. Here are a few suggestions, based on the experience of ‘those who’ve gone before’.

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