10 Parenting & Co-parenting tips to help divorced parents with the many challenges and difficulties of raising children together after a divorce or separation.
1- Maintain healthy lines of communication with the other parent. Whether it may be via text, telephone, email, or a monitored software, keep these lines open and practice good communication principles with the other parent, such as being courteous, patient, empathetic, and keeping the goal of the conversation in check at all times.
2- Communicate and be consistent about rules as much as possible. Even if your parenting styles differ, try to strive to maintain consistency between homes. Don’t think that by taking away rules the sterner parent has put in place will make your child happier or help you earn “parent points.” This can end up being detrimental to your child's development in the long run.
3- Do not bad-mouth the other parent in front of the children and don’t let them disrespect the other parent when with you. Further, do the best you can to prevent third parties (other family and...more