Building Healthy Family Relationships
Building strong family relationships supports your child to cope with challenges and ...
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Parenting with an ex tends to work best when the following things are kept in mind:
Working together is important
Be clear in decision making
Be flexible and roll with changes
Avoid discussions when upset or angry
Support the kids to feel connected to each parent
Compromise where you can - meet in the middle
Keep an open mind to different parenting styles
Communicate respectfully and calmly with your ex
Take time to help the kids understand the changes
Remember to keep the kids’ best interests a priority
Try to be organised and plan ahead – keep your ex in the loop
Be prepared for different emotions from the kids (sadness, anger...)
Making a collaborative agreement is key to ensuring everyone is on the same page about their responsibilities and minimises conflict. A co-parenting plan can include:
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