While divorce is often the best option, it can still take its toll on the family. Your emotions may be strained and your bank account may have taken a hit with being reduced to one income.
Your priority is to maintain a strong bond with your kids. Many parents make the mistake of thinking their children need to be spoiled with lavish gifts post-divorce. There’s nothing wrong with gifts, but what matters more is time.
Your children will enjoy any activities that involve spending time with you. Outlined below are a few inexpensive ideas to keep in mind.
Some children can be picky about what they eat. They often have little to do with preparing the food that’s put in front of them. However, getting involved in cooking is something that kids tend to enjoy. They can have a bit of fun and make a little mess. They’ll also have the pleasure of trying the food they make with you.
Exercising together is another low-cost option for maintaining your parent/child relationship. Not only that, but you all get to reap the rewards of staying healthy. It’s very easy to incorporate exercise with fun. For example, you don’t have to run laps of the track or swim lengths of the pool. You can turn your exercise time into game time and still see similar results in terms of keeping active.
Divorce can be tough but it’s perfectly possible for you and your family to come through the other side. Creating a parenting plan will be a key part of the process. Seek legal guidance to ensure that your rights are respected.