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8 Useful Co-parenting Tips

March 2, 2021

Co-parenting is the term given to parents who are separated from each other but share the responsibility of upbringing their child or children. The main core of coparenting is that the child has a right to maintain a stable relationship with both parents. The child should not be influenced by any separation that their parents go through. 

While you don’t have to100% get along with your co-parent, the feelings you have need to be cast aside for the good of your child. You should be a team, rooting for the same cause. The upbringing of your child. 

Here are 8 useful co-parenting tips to help you get started:

  1. Your Child First 

The first thing is that your child should always come first. No matter what history is between you and the other co-parent, don’t let those feelings come in the way. This is especially challenging for parents who go through a messy divorce. If you feel yourself bubbling with feelings for your ex-partner, just take a breather! Whatever it is, make sure your child does not suffer the consequences. 

  1. Take Advantage of Technology 

There are a plethora of organization apps out there that can help you co-parent with ease. School events, hobbies, doctor appointments, and more. With organisation apps, you can assign these events to each parent. One can take them for their doctors appointments while the other can take over after-school activities. 

  1. Never Bad Mouth the Other 

If you fall under the category of being in a messy separation, never bad mouth your partner in front of your child. The last thing you want to do is come across as the person who is unintentionally influencing your child’s behaviour towards their other parent. This will also teach your child to be disrespectful towards your partner which is something that you don’t want happening. 

  1. Be On The Same Page 

Before going ahead on any big or small decisions, make sure that you and your co-parent partner are on the same page. When it comes to things like punishments or rewards, make sure the ground rules are set and even for the both of you. You don’t want to have one parent rewarding the child with extravagant gifts and the other one with small treats, it’s unfair. 

  1. Make Sure Your Child Isn’t The Intermediary 

The last thing a child needs, especially when dealing with parents being split up, is the responsibility of being the messenger. If you have something to say to your partner then pick up the phone and do it yourself! 

  1. Check In

Make sure you have regular contact with your co-parent and check-ins. Weekly meetings is the most important when it comes to communication. Check if there are any parenting issues to deal with or positive things that are going on in your child’s life. Check if your co-parent is okay or if they are struggling with anything that you can lend a helping hand with. 

  1. Be Flexible 

Having a set routine is obviously a preferred choice, but sometimes things may not go your way. Your co-parent might have a work emergency or might be unwell, leaving you with your child on a day that isn’t suitable for you. Be flexible! Remember, it is no one’s fault. Be accommodating when the need arises. 

  1. Focus On The Goal

What is the main goal of co-parenting? To successfully raise a child to be strong, independent, and kind. Focus on this, put all your feelings towards your co-parent aside and join together to work towards this one goal. 

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