“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”― Benjamin Franklin
We are all familiar with New Year Resolutions. They mark the end of the year that has been and invite reflection and evaluation. They date stamp the start of something new and prompt us to identify what is important to us in life and what we wish to focus on in the coming year.
New Year resolutions mindfully articulate:
They call us to action through:
- Goal Setting
- Promise to self
- Written Plan outlining steps to Achieve
- Working daily on the plan
Possible outcomes can include:
- Increased happiness and wellbeing
- Closer relationships
- Manifesting a preferred life
What are Separated Parenting Resolutions?
Resolutions are powerful in separated families. In a lot of ways, they mirror the above however separated parenting resolutions should be motivated by the best interests of children, forward focussed and search for solutions to map out a plan for the future.
In the same way one identifies personal resolutions for the year, a separated parent can set out parenting resolutions and co-parenting resolutions. No goal is too small as each one works towards a preferred life.
Ask yourself what your goals are:
- For your relationship with your kids?
- For your relationship with your coparent?
- As a separated parent (irrespective of the other parent)?
The team at FGD have contributed numerous articles to better assist separated parents find resolutions leading up to, during and after the New Year period. These articles may assist you with planning and setting some goals for the coming year.
- Shared Care, Co-Parenting and Developing a Parental Alliance
- A New Years’ Resolution – Separating Amicably
- Do Children Have a Say in Care Arrangements After Separation or Divorce?
- Back to School Tips for Separated and Divorced Parents
- Christmas Day and the Holidays After Separation or Divorce – Tips for Parents on Splitting Time and Making Arrangements for Children
- Relocation and Interim Relocation with Children in Australia
Find out how we can assist you by providing information, advice, and support to create and live out your separated parenting resolutions. Call or email our friendly welcome team to book a confidential appointment.
Article By: Kristal Simson
Child And Family Specialist
Kristal’s vision is that children and their families can and must remain in good shape even after separation and she is here to support you do just that! Kristal brings 15 years of experience working with children and families at the interface of Family Law. She is a separation and divorce Coach, a qualified Mediator, a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a Child Consultant.