March 24th, 2020
This week I’m sharing my recommendations for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a member of my Facebook group or follow me on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how there are no shelter-in-place or quarantine guidelines for divorced families, especially those with blended families. We are told to stay home or to shelter-in-place, but what is a quarantine when you have children spread out across multiple households?
The government can’t necessarily mandate how blended families react to quarantine, but they can make guidelines. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard one politician or infectious disease expert say a single thing about our demographic.
As it stands right now, co-parenting guidelines are simply, “Comply with your court orders.” And, in many cases, that can be dangerous for everyone’s health.
In this episode, I’ve put together some ways that co-parents can deal with the current situation.
Here are just a few of the topics I touch on in this episode:
Why communication with your co-parent is crucial now, more than ever
What to do when you have an ex who is not taking the pandemic seriously
The importance of talking to your children in age-appropriate ways about COVID-19
How to cope with being stuck cohabitating with your soon-to-be-ex and how to continue with divorce proceedings
If you are in an abusive relationship in quarantine, you are in danger.
Resources and Links:
Hello Divorce (for the State of California only)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
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