Be prepared to be positive while parenting

By |2022-04-01T13:13:37+00:0005 Apr 2018|Categories: Child Custody|


Parenting is a big responsibility. When you are doing this by yourself after a divorce, you might find that you are getting overwhelmed sometimes. This is perfectly understandable. In those times when the going gets tough, take the time to focus on remaining positive.

One thing that many people don’t fully realize is that being positive starts from within. You have to make the choice to remain positive. Don’t let anyone, not even your cranky ex who is trying to make your life difficult, take that from you. Choose to look on the bright side of the situation you are currently in.

Take a few moments to start a list of what you are thankful for. When you are focusing on these things, it is hard to remain upset or negative. Even small things like being happy that you have cereal for the kids to eat for breakfast might totally change your mood. It might even help you to write them down so that you can look back on these later.

Make sure that you are taking care of yourself. You should eat healthy foods and exercise. Make sure you get enough rest because being tired can make things seem worse than what they actually are. This can be tough when you have the kids, but carving out even a little time for yourself might be beneficial.

Your child custody agreement might also help you remain positive. Having everything outlined and in order is a big help when you are dealing with these matters. You might not be as stressed if you have a detailed custody order, which can certainly help your mood.

Source: Our Family Wizard, “3 Tips to Maintain a Positive Scope on Co-Parenting,” accessed April 05, 2018

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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