Is “learn to co-parent better!” one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, kudos on your good intentions to address this important aspect of your life (and your child’s life!) after divorce. Unfortunately, most resolutions are a distant memory by February. What’s the difference between those that fail and those that stick?
As author Deanna Conklin-Danao, Psy.D, points out in her article “Don’t Make Divorce Co-Parenting Your New Year’s Resolution” in DivorceMagazine.com, research shows that people fail at resolutions that are overly broad or complex. We are much better at keeping resolutions based around a few goals that are small and time specific.
It might not seem as though this approach is “enough” to make a difference, but having small, manageable goals could prove more successful than you think. That’s because small things tend to add up to the big things.
When it comes to improving co-parenting, Conklin-Danao recommends that you:
By following this approach, by the end of the year you should be able to look back and see progress toward your overall goal of improving how you co-parent.
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