When you are going through a divorce, your spouse is usually the last person that you want to be cooperative with. However, being able to effectively co-parent with your spouse is the most important part of the process for your children. Here are a few co-parenting guidelines that you should strive to follow:
- Make a parenting plan with the other parent and agree to stick to it. This should include issues involving schools, extra-curricular activities, etc.
- Make a list of rules for your children that will be enforced at both households and agree on the punishment if these rules are not followed.
- Never, under any circumstances, fight with the other parent in front of your children.
- Refrain from making negative statements about the other parent directly to your children or in the presence of your children.