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Tips for Better Parenting after Divorce

Some suggested guidelines for parents after divorce include:

  • Put your children's welfare ahead of your conflict with former spouse. Avoid involving your children in any conflict with your former spouse.
  • Remember that children need two parents. Help your children maintain a positive relationship with their other parent. Give them "permission" to love that parent.
  • Show respect for the other parent. Do not make derogatory remarks to or about that person in front of the children.
  • Teach your children about being a responsible adult by honoring your time-sharing schedule. Always notify the other parent if you will be late or cannot spend time with the children. Children may view missed visits (especially without notification) as rejection.
  • If you are the non-custodial parent, do not fill every minute with the children with special activities. They need simple "at-home" time with you. They don't need constant entertainment. You are not a babysitter, so don't act like one.
  • Do not use the children as messengers or spies. Don't pump them for information about the other parent.
  • Strive for agreement on major decisions about your child's welfare and discipline so that you are not undermining the other parent.
  • Use common sense in exercising your custodial rights. Follow the old adage "Don't make a mountain out of a molehill" and follow the Golden rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
  • Don't send or collect child support through the children.

 


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