Divorce Detox blog by Allison Pescosolido M.A.
Co Parenting Strategies
Set boundaries and routines for daily practice. Choose quality time of quantity.
2. Share Parenting.
Set routines for visitation and exchange. Even when you can’t look at your ex, be sure to send an email with important family issues. Be a role model for good behavior. Act the way you want everyone to act.
3. Educate Yourself.
Learn about the impact of divorce on children then have a conversation. Open the doors by talking with your children.
4. Define Divorce.
Be a role model for the divorce transition. Act with integrity. Be aware of your own thoughts concerning divorce. Knowing your feelings will help. Remember there is no definitive outcome, only self- created experience.
5. Help Yourself.
Be sure to spend time with your feelings and emotions. They are your body’s feedback. Get professional help. You need mental healthcare during this dramatic life change. You need legal assistance. Make sure you get them. Exercise. Eat well. Sleep. Take care of you.
Thanks to Jim Melamed of Mediate.com for the iphone photo taken Friday morning just before the frankly brilliant presentation by Linda C. Babcock and Sara Laschever, authors of the must-read Women Don't Ask, Negotiation and...By Victoria Pynchon