Joint custody arrangements after a separation or divorce can become quite stressful. Each parent will have to learn how to let go of the desire to have their child all of the time. More often than not the court wishes to have the two parents create a parenting plan that will work for them and their children. The court systems will usually try to get each parent to communicate, Massachusetts requires the parents to take a child impact seminar that is geared towards teaching co-parents to parent together, treating their relationship much like a business.
Co-parenting isn’t easy because it’s never easy to have to communicate and share children with the person you no longer wish to be with. This article from ParentInfluence.com offers a few co-parenting tips that can help two parents raise happy, healthy children without drama.