If you and your spouse have divorced, you likely know the challenges of co-parenting your children. After all, you probably don’t like your ex very much, hence the divorce. But, for the sake of your kids, you have to find a way to communicate. You can’t stand him/her? Do you want your kids to suffer any more than they already are? Deal with it. Try to think of your relationship as a business relationship.
Huffington Post offers 5 tips for co-parenting. I would add a few:
*Talk to your kids. Spend quality time with them where you are doing something fun, and not focusing on the divorce.
*Expect behavior issues. At home, at school, with friends. Your child’s world has been turned upside down, it’s normal for him/her to react. Keep talking with your child.
*Take care of yourself. You will be a better mom or dad if you…..exercise, spend time with friends, talk to a therapist, etc, etc. Figure out how you feel recharged and don’t be afraid to take care of yourself. No one else will do it for you!