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Make the most of your co-parenting situation

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2022 | Child Custody |

Co-parenting is a mutually agreed style for parenting a couple’s children after the couple’s romantic relationship ends. In this model, the parents work closely as a team to make decisions for the children. They attend events for the child as a parenting team, sometimes with their significant others there to support the child too.

Making a co-parenting relationship work takes effort from both parents. There are a few ways that you can make the situation as stress-free as possible. 

Communicate with each other, not through the kids

A healthy co-parenting relationship revolves around direct communication between the co-parents. Never try to use the children as messengers because the messages may get distorted, and it isn’t fair to the children to be placed in the middle of adult matters. Using written communication might be a good idea so there’s a record of exactly what’s being said and any agreements that you may make.

Remain respectful and focused on the children

You can’t let emotions rule you when you’re co-parenting. There are going to be times when you and your co-parent disagree and things may get tense. Stay respectful and keep the focus on the children to help prevent your emotions from running the show. Your top concern must be that the kids are healthy and not in any danger. 

Anyone who’s splitting up from their child’s other parent will need to get a parenting plan in order. This outlines how decisions for the children will be made and when each parent will have time with the children. The terms of the agreement must be made with the child’s needs in mind. Creative solutions can sometimes help in these situations.