Divorce is hard and the truth is that most times, married couples never really part ways on the best note. A lot of disappointment, pain, anger and resentment may accompany a divorce and linger long after a couple have parted ways.
This kind of baggage becomes tougher to navigate where there are children involved and both parties have to continue their parenting duties to their children.
Divorced parents may need to put in some extra effort to help their children move through their growing years of childhood to adulthood in the most balanced way possible. They need to show a lot of responsibility and maturity to achieve this.
This excellent article offers five tips to help divorced parents who have the task of co-parenting their children raise balanced and well-adjusted children:
Find common grounds and agree on important basics
Don’t bad mouth each other
Don’t make them your messengers or middlemen
Don’t encourage rudeness to the other parent
Always show good example