Going through a divorce is a challenging transition for everyone involved. The way it impacts your kids can be far-reaching.
You can reduce the stress on your children by working with their other parent to give them as much stability and routine as possible. Tips for successful co-parenting can be found here.
Put your children first
While you may not have the best relationship with your child’s other parent, you should put your issues aside and focus on what is best for your children. While this can be hard, ensuring your child’s stability and security is important to being a successful co-parent.
Communicate with your children’s other parent
You should also have a communication strategy that works for you and your children’s other parent. If you can’t talk to them face to face without arguing, use text or email. Also, only talk about your children and share information as needed. Never use the “silent treatment” on the other parent, as this will only hurt the children in the end.
Stay consistent with rules
It’s important for you and your children’s other parent to be on the same page regarding rules and discipline. Sometimes, this may mean compromising to do what is best for the children. Parenting styles vary, but you can usually find a middle ground that works for everyone.
Make co-parenting work
When it comes to family law matters having help along the way can be beneficial. This will help you protect your rights in the situation and that you and your co-parent can do what is best for your children, even after you are separated.