“It’s Father’s Day! What do I do?”: A Tip for Divorced Mothers
So, as a divorced single parent, you are probably working double duty to raise your kids, run your household and earn a living. The kids’ dad may see them regularly and may even be participating in their lives in a very positive way. Or, maybe he is not. Either way, you are faced with what to do as your kids face holidays which honor their father. We are talking about Father’s Day, their dad’s birthday and any other days your family has traditionally celebrate
If you and your “ex” were still together, it is likely that you, as the Mom, would take your kids out to buy cards and gifts or help them get together materials to make their own. Depending on their ages and their wishes, you would probably be sort of a facilitator. You might remind them about the holiday, transport them to stores, depending on their ages pay for whatever they chose for gifts and make the experience of honoring their dad positive and even fun. As a result, it is likely the kids would feel engaged and proud as they participated.