Advice for divorcing families with teens

Raising a teen is not easy. It can be hard when you’re married or a single parent, but now it’s even tougher because you’re going through a divorce. Your teen probably wants to spend more time with friends and asserts independence at every opportunity. To inspire and foster your relationship with your older child you should plan activities to keep you and your child together.

“Sit down and create a list of summer activities as a family unit. Solicit ideas from everyone to make sure there are a variety of potential activities on your list. Then talk about how and when the activities may occur. Doing so will give your child a sense of ownership despite their continued protest of how uncool it may be” says Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney Charles D. Jamieson.

Here are some ideas for family fun. Have a water balloon fight, go camping, have a family movie night, cook a special meal together, or visit an amusement park. Upholding family rights and defending against injustices, the law firm of Charles D. Jamieson, P.A. can answer any questions you may have about divorce. They understand that it is an extremely sensitive and important issue and they are there to assist you.