Divorce and the Holidays: 12 Ways Moms can Ease Tensions; Please the Kids; and Get in the Spirit

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Jeannie Kim on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:21PM

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Embrace the Good

a Jeannie Kim on Dec 14, 2009 at 10:21PM

You may be a tad old for the Santa thing. But if you’re a divorced mom, the holidays can be just as magical—a time when you re-capture that child-like joy.

Think about it. This time of year can be whatever you make it for you and the kids. Ready to get your groove back and be merry and bright? We thought so. Here’s how:

Embrace the Good
The holidays, no matter which ones you observe, are all about celebrating. That makes this time of year a perfect emotional marker—the start of wonderful things to come, says Rosalind Sedacca, a divorced mom, author and founder of Child Centered Divorce. She adds, “You are creating a future that will be as positive for you as you allow it to be. So think about all you’ve come through and feel good about your strength.”

Make it great: Commit to positive changes in your thoughts, habits and actions, says Sedacca, who says she knew her son would only thrive after her divorce if she did.

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