If this Thanksgiving will be your first as a single parent, you may be having difficulty finding your emotional footing. You shouldn’t worry, though, as this can be a natural experience.
In this issue, the San Diego family law attorneys with the Men’s Legal Center will share a few tips designed to make Thanksgiving a much easier and far happier experience than you may be anticipating.
- This is the time to redefine what Thanksgiving is to you and your children.
Just about every American family has its own set of rituals that make Thanksgiving a unique experience to them. Talk to your children about what they’d like to do with you. Children have an amazing capacity for creativity, and letting them play an integral role in the development of your Thanksgiving tradition can take much of the pressure off you.
- Be flexible in tackling custody issues.
The holiday season can be notorious for the arguments among divorced mothers and fathers in deciding with whom the children will spend the holiday. If one of you is insistent upon cooking the main Thanksgiving meal, let the other parent host a family dessert party.
- Get outdoors.
We’ve talked before about the abundant benefits provided to you and your children by being outdoors. Since Thanksgiving typically involves a big meal, don’t spend the rest of the day in front of the TV watching football. Commit to doing at least three things with your children outdoors.
- Invite other single parents and their children.
If you’ve gotten to know other single parents and their children from your child’s school or other activities, invite them over for a shared potluck Thanksgiving meal. This reduces your costs and helps entertain your children.
If you’re thinking about divorce, call the San Diego divorce attorneys at the Men’s Legal Center.
We hope this holiday season is the start of a wonderful tradition for you and your family.
Family is everything, regardless of marital status, and here at the Men’s Legal Center, we’ve earned a reputation of trust and can position you for the best possible outcome of your divorce. Our sole purpose is to make sure you have the resources and knowledge they need for the best possible outcome in family court.
You can reach us at 619-234-3838 or via email.