Parenting Through DivorceAug 18, 2022
If you're walking through a divorce, or have been divorced and worry about the impact to your children, then you're not alone. My goal as a divorce mediator in Woodbury, MN is to guide parents through divorce mediation and a parenting plan to facilitate co-parenting for each spouse. On my Doing Divorce Different Podcast, I wanted to get a child's perspective on divorce to empower you to walk through divorce well.
This episode is for children of divorce and their parent's. Bella Duncan is a delightful 23 year old who comes to us all the way from Australia. Her parents divorced when she was just 3 years old. She now shares her insights through blogging on her webiste: A Kid with Two Homes. Today we focus on one specific blog about Decision-making. Think about all the decisions kids of divorce must make. We can view it as an opportunity to better prepare them for their futures by doing it right. Here are Bella's tips from her blog:
Decision Making Tips
1. Determine what you want
To make a good decision, you need to be aware of what you want. This is irrespective of what others may want.
2. Find a balance
Identifying what you want is step number one, now it’s time to find a balance between what you want and what you need. What does this mean? Well, from previous blogs, we know that it is important to maintain a relationship with your parents, however, not at the cost of your own happiness.
3. Communicate your decision-making process
As with everything, Communication! Is! Key!Why? Because you are not alone, and people want to help you with challenging decisions!
Motivated by putting her words into actions, Bella is an empowered kid of divorce who is determined to make change for the better. Currently 23, Bella has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychology. Bella has gone between two homes since her parents divorced at age 3. Growing up in two homes, she experienced firsthand many of the issues children of divorce face. As a young adult she was inspired to provide a helpful resource to help kids of divorce feel seen, heard and less alone. Find Bella here:
Meet our Host:
After 18 years of Elder Law and Family Law, Lesa Koski brings extensive experience to the complex area of Mediation. Koski Law & Mediation offers:
1. A simple streamlined approach to Divorce with a peaceful outcome.
2. Attorney turned Mediator with a modest flat fee and unlimited communication.
3. At your side from start to finish and beyond.
Interested in learning more about divorce mediation? Contact Lesa today!
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