What is most important for a successful divorce

Elsa Chahin, Mom and Infant & Toddler Consultant, shares advice for parents on the best ways to make a divorce successful for you, your partner, and your children
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What is most important for a successful divorce

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For divorced parents, I really would like to stress how important it is to consider your child's needs. For example, you may have a dispute towards each other as parents, but it's very important that he knows that, together, you are there for him. You can come to events together. You can coexist socially. It is very important for your child, to go to an event at school or go to the movies, together as parents. I know it's very, very hard for a divorced parent to be in a social situation with his ex-spouse, but it's very important that you let go of your ego. Put aside your emotions. In that moment, the child becomes your child. It is nurturing for him, in this moment, to have both of you together. Another important aspect can be, if you both have re-married. I remember one time, when my son came to me after an event at school, and said, "Mom, you know what I would love to do to celebrate today? For all of us to go together for dinner. " So I had my ex-husband and his wife, my husband, myself and all of us together. For him, it increased the memories of the special night.

Elsa Chahin, Mom and Infant & Toddler Consultant, shares advice for parents on the best ways to make a divorce successful for you, your partner, and your children

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Elsa Chahin

Mom and Infant & Toddler Consultant

Elsa Chahin was born in Mexico City and grew up in both the United States and Mexico, feeling at home with both cultures. She is a RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, and PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Care) Trainer, working with professionals and parents of babies zero to three. She is a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator; as a Certified Interpreter-Translator, she collaborated in the translation into Spanish of Magda Gerber’s book Your Self Confident Baby and translated and narrated Magda Gerber’s videos “See How They Move“ and “Seeing Infant With New Eyes”, and the audio guide for caregivers.  Elsa is a Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language, passing her Proficiency in English exams at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.  She studied In Budapest, Hungary under the tutelage of Anna Tardos, Dr. Emmi Pikler’s daughter. She has authored several articles and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of caring for babies with respect.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pikler/Loczy Fund USA. Before embarking in her career in infant development, she was a professional ballerina who continues to teach dance to little ones. Above of all, she is a joyous mom!

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