After the divorce, there are many responsibilities that parents need to take care of, such as child support, child visitation, etc., moreover, any decision relating to children. In joint custody cases, both parents retain the child’s responsibility. So being able to communicate and cooperate with the other parent is necessary. Besides, we can’t undermine how difficult it is for children to watch their parents part ways. A child wants both parents for a healthy and happier life. Research suggests that both parents are better off supporting a child than a single parent regarding socioeconomic, emotional support, etc., which are a few examples.
Celebrations with Ex
Parents sharing child custody must share amicable relations for the welfare of their child. Special events like birthdays, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or other holidays are discussed or planned according to the respective schedules. It is not easy for either of them to celebrate their ex and be role models for their child. The divorce process and moving on from your partner in every way is challenging, but coming together for your child can be emotionally exhausting for many. One does not need to be willing to share amicable relations but may form one for their child’s sake. To top it all, celebrating the ex can be too much for some.
Maintain Amicable Relations with Ex
No matter the reason for parting, it is important to instill good values in your child that will last forever. You must maintain amicable relations in front of your child as it can have a deep impact if you otherwise don’t. Arguments and conflicts in front of a child can make them anxious and feel responsible for it. Try and avoid as you can set some good examples for your child.
Make Your Child’s Opinions Feel Valued
Your child loves the other parent, and you must agree with your child for their happiness. You may have to spend time, energy, and effort helping your child find a present for their other parent. It is important to consider your child’s feelings and make them feel valued. Keep your personal feelings aside and try to make it a memorable day for your child and the other parent.
Your child learns from your actions, so be true to them. Kindness does not cost you anything but takes you far with a sense of satisfaction. Set a good example for your child; after all your ex-spouse is your child’s mom/dad.