Parenting together following Separation or Divorce

03/11/2016

Firstly let’s begin by saying that parenting apart is not easy, it involves communicating and compromise http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/compromise which when emotions are high can be tricky. The good news is though that you both have a common goal, you both want the same thing, happy and healthy children! So here’s some tips to get you started.

Stop playing the blame game! Try to raise any issues you have calmly and respectfully.

Try not to go on the defensive.

If there is a problem then attack it together – Remember to attack the problem not each other.

Children love both parents and they want to have a good relationship with you both. Therefore avoid being negative about the other parent in front of the children, they will pick up on what you say and this can affect how they feel about the other parent.

Do not ask the child to keep secrets from the other parent.