New Year's resolutions for divorced parents

Most New Year's resolutions don't last through January, but parents who have gone through divorce should consider making a few to ensure their children are happy. Attorney and retired Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Michael Ian Bender, has 10 things that divorced parents should do to keep the peace in the family:

  1. Listen to your children

  2. Stop arguing in front of the children

  3. Tell your children that they are loved

  4. Take time to appreciate the good things

  5. Encourage love for your ex

  6. Take time for you

  7. Be willing to work with your ex-partner

  8. Accept help from others

  9. Give credit where credit is due

  10. Resolve to always put the needs of your children before your own
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