Effective Co-Parenting Post-Divorce
Why is Co-Parenting Important for Children?
While communicating with your ex-spouse can be quite challenging, effective
co-parenting is necessary for the benefit of your children’s self-esteem,
emotional well-being, and future. Having both parents play an active role
in your kid’s lives can help them adjust more quickly and easily
to divorce and new living situations.
Knowing what to expect and what’s expected of them are also the benefits
of consistent co-parenting. Seeing you and ex-spouse work together can
help your children become better problem solvers. Clearly, there are many
mental and emotional benefits to successful co-parenting.
Common Co-Parenting Mistakes
Co-parenting after a
divorce is rarely a walk in the park, especially if the separation was hotly contested.
When serious co-parenting mistakes are made, they can cause damage to
your children’s mental and emotional health.
The following are the most common co-parenting mistakes to avoid:
Fighting in front of the children – When a conflict occurs, parents must wait until the kids are not
around to address it. There is a time and place to resolve issues. Doing
so in front of the children can result in emotional trauma.
Putting children in the middle – It is not uncommon for one parent to bad mouth the other while
they’re with their children. However, this type of behavior places
undue stress on kids and typically makes them feel as if they are in the
middle of every problem.
Not being flexible with parenting schedules – Life is full of surprises, which can result in scheduling issues
between two parents. When one refuses to be flexible about parenting schedules
when situations occur, not only does it cause conflict, but it can also
hurt the kids even more. Compromising and being understanding can help
ensure your child spends quality time with the other parent without missing
out on special events.
Need Modification? Schedule an Appointment Today!
Whether there has been a significant change in circumstances that affects
your current orders in the divorce decree, it is possible to seek modification.
At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, our Spring family law attorney can assess
your situation and determine whether or not you’re a eligible for
For more information about successful co-parenting,
contact us today.