Divorces can be very stressful times when soon-to-be-ex spouses are harboring resentment and anger towards one another. At the end of a divorce, the question remains, how do resentful ex-spouses work together to raise children? An article published by CBS earlier this year discusses the answer to this question by providing various tips for helping divorced parents effectively and cordially co-parent their children.
The first tip is simply to be respectful. As divorced couples share time with their children, it is very important to treat the other spouse with respect and model positive conflict resolution for your children to observe. Tearing your ex-partner down will only cause conflict and can cause your child to start harboring resentment.
The second tip involves keeping the kids out of the conflict. Remember, they did not ask to be put in this situation so you should not make them choose sides. In addition, don’t put your child in the position of being a messenger. This is confusing for the child and can affect their feelings toward either parent.
The last tip focuses on maintaining good communication. It is important to commit to sharing information with your Ex-spouse about your children and checking in on what is going on in their lives when they are not in your home. Also, it is good to communicate so that you maintain consistency in both homes in order to make your children’s transition much easier. For the full article please visit CBS.
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