Co-parenting: 5 Tips for Raising Well-adjusted Kids After Divorce
Divorce is hard and the truth is that most times, married couples never really part ways on the best note. A lot of disappointment, pain, anger and resentment may accompany a divorce and linger long after a couple have parted ways.
This kind of baggage becomes tougher to navigate where there are children involved and both parties have to continue their parenting duties to their children.
Divorced parents may need to put in some extra effort to help their children move through their growing years of childhood to adulthood in the most balanced way possible. They need to show a lot of responsibility and maturity to achieve this
Here are five tips to help divorced parents who have the task of co-parenting their children raise balanced and well-adjusted children:
1. Find common grounds and agree on important basics
One of the most common mistakes among divorced couples involved in co-parenting is to abandon discussing common rules that both parties can agree on in guiding and raising their children. Children need stability and consistency of values to enjoy balance; co-parents must make the effort to set aside all differences and barriers to conversation and sit down to talk about basic principles that the children will experience in both their households and their relationship with them.
Such agreements go a long way to prevent children from taking advantage of loopholes and experiencing inconsistencies that may affect or handicap that functioning or relationships in adult life.