In life, as cliché as it sounds, attitude is everything, and the attitude you have during the separation and divorce process can affect your parenting during the divorce and after as you follow through with a child custody plan. Parenting during and after your divorce can be confusing, frustrating, and complex, but you can raise happy, well-adjusted children if you approach the child custody process with the right attitude.
For example, if you approach the divorce and separation process committed to making it as positive an experience as possible for your children, you are already on your way to succeeding. On the other end, if you go into the separation and divorce process bitter, resentful, and angry, these feelings can affect the way you approach child custody and the end-result for you and your children.
At Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, we suggest asking yourself what attitude you are conveying to your children about the divorce process. Try to catch your thoughts and the way you talk about it – are you easily irritated and filled with negativity? Are your days filled with feelings of self-pity, and do you surround yourself with others who share these sentiments? If so, it may be time to alter your thinking and attitude.
One good way to shift your way of thinking and promote a positive attitude towards your divorce is to engage in the collaborative law process as you develop and solidify a child custody plan. Our legal, family, and financial professionals can help you devise a plan that works for every member of your family, including your children, and help you parent positively moving forward.