Co-parenting involves caring for your child and looking after the interests of your child even after your divorce is through. Your child at all times would like to know that you are fine with the present situation.
When your child knows that you are fine with the situation, you would be able to handle your life in a much better manner. You should always remember that divorce and related problems which come along with divorce are never legal they are always personal.
Co-parenting offers equal responsibility for both parents towards their children. To make co-parenting a successful option, you would have to learn to co-operate with your ex-wife.
After divorce things would change and sometimes for the worse if not for the better. Co-parenting deals with how you control the manner in which you would react to situations where your children are concerned. As a parent it would be required by you to always think about the well-being of your child.
After divorce it would matter to your child in regard to how you feel, what you do, the choices in life you make and the manner in which you react towards the other parent. The choices you make would have a direct impact on your child.
Residential propinquity: It would be most beneficial if both the parents live close to each other. Living nearby would help the parent spend quality time with the children and help the other parent meet social obligations of the children in the neighbourhood in relation to extra-curricular activities. When you live nearby, you would also save on travelling time.
Wise scheduling: When you and your ex-wife make parenting schedules it should be designed to meet the requirements of the other family members. You should balance your schedule in such a way, that you can meet social obligations and also spend time with your children.
Approval of different styles: It would be impossible for both the parents to follow the same lifestyle. You would have to accept that the other parent would have different rules in relation to T.V discipline and food issues. Avoid criticizing the other parent, unless the same would bring harm to the child. No child would like to see their parents fighting or arguing on trivial issues.
Effectual conflict resolution: Divorce as an event brings about with it continual change. You must get used to the idea of change in terms of new mates, new schedules, new residence and new jobs. You would also have to manage the change when children get older. To make co-parenting successful it would be wise to adapt to the required changes and avoid conflicts between you and your ex-wife. If conflicts and issues do arise between you and your ex-wife, it would be beneficial to solve the conflicts as they erupt.
With effective measure taken towards co-parenting, parents can ease out the tension and anxiety in relation to their children. Co-parenting can be a successful and useful option with the right measures.