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co-parenting advice

Whatever past pitfalls you've experienced on Mother's Day as a biological mom or stepmom, remember that you can change it just by how you choose to think about it. We create our own reality. We all matter in our child(ren)'s life.
It's all about teamwork.
We want to prepare and protect our child against something dangerous. Our protective role is clear. So the truly complicating factor that makes talking to your children about divorce so difficult is that the parents are the source of the pain.
Your children need to know they are front and centre in both your lives. Sending this message of undivided love begins with
Everyone's a little shaky after their divorce. So many questions and doubts come into play, adjusting to life without a spouse and then learning to let someone new in. The holidays can be a rough time for many moms, dads and stepparents as well.
Divorce is hard to navigate. It's tough for both parents and kids. Many of you in this situation know that holidays can be tough. Sharing a child at any time of year is heartbreaking. Sharing a child during the holidays is heart wrenching, given that it's a time of fun and joy.
With the new school year around the corner, parents who are facing separation or divorce often find this a very contentious time for themselves and their children. In addition to the painful process of undergoing a separation or divorce, starting a new school year adds extra pressure.
Before you dismiss your co-parenting communication style as hopeless, remember why you keep trying to make it work: your kids. If you want to send a message of undivided love then consider doing the unthinkable; beach vacation together.