Being a single parent comes with a lot of pressure. This blog is meant to help guide you in your single parenthood journey whether you have a co-parent or are being expected to carry the full brunt of single parenthood.
1. Let Go of the Guilt
First, let go of any guilt that may have arisen from the divorce. Get ready to tackle this challenge head on. Your kid needs a levelheaded adult to look up to! This ties into our next tip.
2. Practice Self-care
We get it, a divorce is a stressful time in someone’s life. Especially if you’re coming to the realization that you’re going to have to be a single parent on top of everything else that’s going on. Eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising can do wonders for someone’s mental state going through a divorce.
3. Do not Alienate the Other Parent
We at The Drake Law Firm, P.C. have seen this many times. Parents have animosity towards their ex-spouse and can’t help but share details of the divorce with their child. It is nearly impossible to discuss the divorce with your child without painting the other parent in some form of negative light. Your child will pick up on this, and Courts are keen on these issues. We at The Drake Law Firm, P.C. strongly recommend that you refrain from sharing the details of the divorce with your child, and especially refrain from alienating the other parent. Your child won’t like it and a Court will catch on.
4. Utilize your support system
Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or family members for help. It’s ok to lean on others during a difficult time in your life and no one will think you’re weak or lesser of a parent for doing so. Plus, utilizing a support system can give you that crucial moment to take a step back and breath for a moment.
5. Stay Positive
This won’t be easy and at times you may feel overwhelmed. Try to keep a positive mindset and never forget to let your child know how much you love and appreciate them.
Contact the Drake Law Firm, P.C. today at 303-261-8111 or complete our online form if you are dealing with a family law matter such as divorce or a child custody battle. Our experienced attorneys can help you through every step of the process and advise you on how to best accomplish your goals. Don’t try to figure this out on your own.
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