No parent is perfect. In your journey as a parent, you're probably learning all the time and encountering new challenges. If you've recently split with the other parent of your child, you may also be worried about the effect that this is having on your child and whether you made the best decision for them.
If you have children with your ex-spouse, you know that co-parenting is now a big part of your life. And even though you want to do what's right for your children, there could come a point when you realize that co-parenting just isn't working.
If you've recently separated from your son or daughter's other parent, then you likely find yourself at an impasse. This is especially the case if you were never formally listed on your child's birth certificate as their father. You may find it unnerving to go from being able to see your child any time to now finding yourself shut out of their life.
Your divorce is in the past, and now it's time for you and your ex to co-parent your children. With the help of a parenting agreement and visitation schedule, you hope to remain on the right track until your children are old enough to take care of themselves.
Your divorce is finalized, you have a parenting agreement in place and you hope that you and your ex are able to provide your children with stability. But soon enough you realize that everything associated with co-parenting is going haywire.
When you decide to divorce, you know that it'll affect your children in many ways. For example, you may have concerns about how they'll deal with your split and the amount of time you'll get to spend with them in the future.
Sharing parenting time with your ex-spouse is easier said than done, as this person may not be willing to follow the terms and conditions of your child custody and visitation agreement.
The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your children. Unfortunately, if you don't take the right approach, you could end up adding stress and tension to this joyous occasion by arguing with your ex-spouse about custody- and visitation-related issues.
It doesn't matter if you recently divorced or your marriage has been in the past for many years, co-parenting may be a big part of your life.
Even though the holiday season is still a couple of months away, there's no better time than now to turn your attention to co-parenting during this time of the year.