Co-Parents Transitioning Together After Divorce: Here's Why Trick-or-Treat Can Be Neat! by Traci Whitney
Whether you are a recently divorced or separated co-parent, transitioning from a one-household family to a two-home family can be overwhelming for both adults and children. During this time, look for ways to show the kids that Mom and Dad are both still here for them. Believe it or not, Halloween is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
For several years after my divorce, I went trick-or-treating every Halloween with my kids and their dad. Getting together for this night was a simple and easy commitment on our part.
For the kids, walking around the neighborhood together showed them that we would still be their mom and dad, together in solidarity, always there for them and, in many ways, still the family that they knew. This said volumes to the kids during this transition, and they couldn’t have been happier to have us together for this special night. They looked forward to it each year, and it wasn’t until the kids started to make their own plans for Halloween that we stopped this tradition.
So, take advantage of this short and sticky sweet day to get together as a family! Spending Halloween together will be magical for your kids and therapeutic for the entire family!
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