You can follow some simple tips and basic rules for the best possible co-parenting results.
By Dr K Kumar
The process of divorce is often painful and it can leave a great dent on the psyche of children involved. Often, this is a long social and legal process and children tend to incline towards one parent more than the other. In some situations, they form opinions about who is the “culprit” and who is the “victim” of these tragic situations. And this whole process leaves children emotionally hurt.
Co-parenting should be approached with sensitivity to avoid a negative mental impact on children. In fact, co-parenting may be difficult if the couple hasn’t recovered from the aftermath of this devastating event of their lives. It can be challenging even if they have recovered from the emotional pain, ego, complexes and instincts to put each other down or blame each other. Good and effective co-parenting comes from having accepted the circumstances and looking to the future rather than brooding over the past.
Couples have to mutually agree to focus on children’s wellbeing as their top priority and keep all other mutual issues separate from child-rearing. To simplify it, here are five things that parents should consider.
Decide: Having taken a decision, which is a very important part of any given situation or activity, it’s important to respect and accept it. Divorcing or divorced parents need to realise that they have separated from each other and not from the children. They need to understand that children didn’t have the choice to stay…