Co-Parenting after divorce will be one of the hardest challenges you will face, especially if you and your former spouse want to minimize the negative effects of the divorce on your children. Although co-parenting after divorce might seem daunting, a cohesive parenting plan can help both of you work together to raise your children successfully.
You and your ex-spouse can provide a positive environment for your children if you remember these steps:
1. Focus On Your Children
As you and your ex-spouse create a co-parenting plan, remember to place your focus entirely on the welfare of your children. This is not the time to deal with unresolved issues stemming from your divorce. Your children need stability to thrive, and your ability to focus on your children’s needs is paramount. If your ex-spouse has trouble staying on track, gently push the conversation back onto the correct topic.