Celebrating Father’s Day when you are separated or divorced can be laden with layers of meaning. You may want to celebrate your own Father, if he is in your life. If you are a Mother, and their Father is involved in their lives, you likely want to encourage and support their relationship with him. But what if your own relationship with their Dad is complicated? How to manage the maelstrom of feelings, perhaps even strong justifications, for worrying about how the children’s joy will be received?
There are as many factual scenarios that have created your complex feelings as there are Fathers. There are also, however, several common themes that may keep us from acting in line with our core values when emotions are heightened. If we want to support our children’s development and model resiliency, flexibility and the ability to manage their own emotions in difficulty, there are 3 things you can do to make it through this day.
Certified Divorce Coach, Parent Coordinator, Lawyer, Yoga Teacher, Divorced Parent