Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Recently Divorced? Read These Co-Parenting Tips

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Two Goals for Co-Parenting

Divorce is typically a difficult, emotional time for all involved, but it is also a pivotal moment that will shape your children's lives. While co-parenting as a newly divorced parents is a challenge, it is possible and tremendously important to create a constructive, functional relationship with your ex-spouse for your kids' sake.

With these two parenting tips shared by Mario Armstrong, you can build a foundation for co-parenting after a divorce.

  • Consistency is Key: Both households should share an established routine and the same set of rules and reprecussions.
  • Say No to Competitive Parenting: Encourage a positive relationship between your ex and your children, even when the children are in your care. Reassure them that you support their relationship by suggesting calls and facetime.

By establishing a consistent, positive co-parenting arrangement, you'll help your children handle this major life transition, creating a happy, healthy childhood despite the disruption of divorce. This example will demonstrate how the two most important people in their lives handled this difficult situation with maturity as loving parents.

Divorce typically triggers a major shift in your financial life. State Farm offers a budget calculator and other financial tools to help you plan life after divorce. Also, don't forget to re-assess your life insurance policy. Here are five tips to handle life insurance after divorce.

Children of divorce often struggle through an emotional time for their parents. Try these co-parenting tips to create a consistent, supportive environment.


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