Creating New Memories for Positive Vacation Experiences
Post-divorce family vacations don’t have to be a dreaded experience. Rather than coming up short trying to re-create family vacations of the past, try pulling together to try something new! Learn from our expert guest blogger how she suggests you plan new experiences for your new family for a rewarding vacation.
Family Vacations After Divorce – rewarding despite the challenges!
Too often post-divorce families set themselves up for disappointment by making comparisons with vacations of the past. Children can erroneously expect certain family traditions to continue. Concerned parents may try to replicate the close bonds and sense of security within the family – and regret that things are just not the same. Instead, think proactively! Start creating new experiences, new memories and new places to explore.
By talking about your frustrations, sharing expectations and understanding that your new family is undergoing transformation, much of the pressure can be released. This opens the door to exploring different activities and new ways to spend time together as a family – one that is headed sometimes by Mom and other times by Dad.
By letting go of the Norman Rockwell images of family vacation it will be easier to design a new reality with reasonable schedules and realistic expectations so you and your children can really enjoy your getaways.
Written by: Rosalind Sedacca, Founder, Child-Centered Divorce Network
About the Author:
Rosalind Sedacca is a Divorce & Parenting Coach and author of the internationally acclaimed guidebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love! It can be found at http://www.howdoitellthekids.com. Her free ebook on Post-Divorce Parenting, free articles, free ezine and other valuable resources for parents are all available at http://www.childcentereddivorce.com.