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Annemarie Lange is a licensed professional counselor in the Philadelphia area that utilizes mindfulness and meditation to help her clients deal with a variety of challenges.
Apr 11, 2017
Easter is just around the corner! Along with the joys of tradition and togetherness holidays have to offer, they offer some additional stress too. Between the hustle and bustle of food and Easter basket and gift shopping, visits with friends and family, sometimes the “togetherness” doesn’t end up feeling so calming after all. This can be especially true for a family with divorced parents.
Co-parenting following a divorce can be hard. Especially around Easter! Most of us have pre-set hopes and expectations for our experiences during holidays and we want to share those with our children. The most successful divorced parents learn how to put the child’s needs first and work with the other parent to make holidays the most enjoyable for all.
Consider these 5 common mistakes (& suggestions) divorced parents make as we enter into the Easter season.
Co-Parenting can be challenging 365-days a year but it is generally easier if both parents put their child first and do their best to respectful of the other parent. Being respectful of the other parent also includes communicating about shared values and when possible have consistent rules between both households. For example, if both households agree that limiting screen time is a shared value, consider a parental control software on your children’s mobile devices that limits when your child can access the internet in the evenings or during dinner.
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy Easter together!