In recent years, you may have heard about trends involving divorced parents taking vacations together. Some people are shocked to hear about this, but it works very well for parents who are still on good terms.
This doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone, of course, but it’s important to consider why parents have decided to do this. There are some significant benefits, especially for the children.
Children enjoy the time together
Even though you and your ex are divorced, the children still have a relationship with both of you as their parents. As such, they enjoy spending time with each of you, and they certainly enjoy having a family vacation. They understand that it may feel different now that you’re not technically married, but it still feels natural and exciting to them. This is especially true if they’re going somewhere exciting and they want to share that enthusiasm with each parent.
It demonstrates your focus
Going on vacation together also shows your child that your focus is on them. You are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that they have a good time, that they have a stable life, and that they are happy and healthy. This is wonderful for the child’s self-confidence, and it really underscores the fact that both of you love them tremendously even though your marriage has ended.
Planning a vacation can be complicated, but you can see how helpful it may be on many levels. Make sure you and your co-parent carefully consider all of your rights and what will truly be best for your children.