Parenting is hard. We know that children try to divide and conquer us, even in the best of marriages, let alone, divided parents. We also know that children want what they want, and resent it when they don’t get it (I did too as a child). We know they use that against parents, divorced or not. Here are three simple thoughts to keep in your mind when co-parenting:
- Pick your battles carefully. Make sure you do not battle with the other parent over something that is not really significant.
- Learn from the skirmishes. When you elect not to fight a battle, determine what caused the potential battle and determine not to put yourself in that situation again.
- Remember that ALL parents have trouble parenting. You would have probably faced the same issues even if you weren't divorced. So, don’t attack the other parent.