Some parents have a difficult time realizing that they can be amazing co-parents without having to keep up with the romantic relationship they had. Once they realize that the focus is on the children, they may be able to make things work a bit better.
For some co-parents, trying to work through the disagreements with each other is the most challenging part of raising their children. It’s important that you don’t let the contention overshadow the benefits of being able to work as a parenting team.
Put your ego aside
Being willing and able to put your ego aside and do what’s best for your children is important. This can mean that you have to cede control of certain situations to your ex. As long as your child’s health or safety aren’t impacted, it might be best to let the fight go. The important thing to remember is that you’re modeling proper behavior that your children can emulate so they can become productive adults.
Show grace to your co-parent
If you make a mistake, you’ll want your ex to forgive you. Forgiving them for the things they mess up on is important. This enables you to put your differences aside and raise the children. When your kids see you and your ex forgiving each other, they’ll learn how important this is for adults.
The parenting plan is your foundation for a productive co-parenting arrangement. Taking the time to ensure things are tailored to enable the children to thrive in the situation is beneficial for everyone involved.