Tuesday, November 13, 2007
One of the hardest things to do after you are divorced is co-parenting children with your ex-spouse. There are bitter feelings, different parenting styles and scheduling issues which sometimes get in the way of being good parents to your children. Before, or shortly after, your divorce is final, you and your soon to be ex-spouse should develop a shared parenting plan that you both can look to when there are disputes, disagreements or ambiguities as to what you are doing with your children. If you both stay committed to a plan, there is no reason that you can't work out your differences and effectively co-parent your children. At the end of the day, you both have the same goal of wanting to raise, healthy, happy, well-adjusted children who are capable of being productive members of society. Its easy to create a plan, its much harder to stick to it, but if you keep it handy and remember what your ultimate goals are, anything is possible.