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Tips for co-parenting effectively

One of the biggest struggles after a divorce in North Carolina is trying to work together as parents to take care of the children. In some cases, co-parenting issues cause a lot of stress and strain. Most often, the ones affected are the children. Parents need to realize that the children become the most important thing after a divorce. This is why it is essential for parents to learn how to properly and effectively co-parent.

GoodTherapy.org notes that divorced parents should look at the situation from their children's point of view. This will help them to understand how confusing, upsetting and frustrating it can be to move between two homes when they were used to only living in one. Parents will be better able to empathize, which can lead to better relationships with the children and with the other parent.

Parents should work together to create a plan on how the children will be taken care of. Coming together and creating a unified front gives kids the consistency they desire. It also helps to reduce issues and disagreements.

The Huffington Post adds that it is very important for parents to never fight over visitation or custody issues in front of the children. Both parents also need to stay involved. Just because the children may live with the other parent does not give permission for the non-custodial parent to fade out of their lives.

Parents also need to realize that the issues do not stop after your kids are grown. You will have to deal with problems, such as holiday schedules, forever.

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