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Encourage your children to interact with extended family

When you divorce, your child has to learn how to treat each parent's family as a separate entity. In the past, they just had aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Now, these might be identified by to which parent they are related. This is a difficult adjustment for many children.

Flexibility is sometimes necessary in child custody situations

Having to work with your ex to raise your children might not be as difficult as you might think it will be. One thing that can help immensely is having a child custody agreement that lays out resolutions to the most common issues you might face. Some people think that parenting plans are akin to cookie-cutter plans, but this isn't the case.

Communication about the kids with your ex must be civil

When you have children with your ex, you will have to communicate on a regular basis with them regarding the kids. It is important that you take steps to keep this civil. Being able to discuss simple matters without strife can vastly improve the parenting relationship. The civility might carry over into times when you have to discuss contentious matters.

Handling an absent or uncooperative co-parent

A healthy co-parenting relationship is built on teamwork and respect. When the other parent wants to be difficult about everything and refuses to cooperate with the parenting plan, the entire situation can feel dire. It is imperative that you try to find ways to make things more manageable so that you and your children don't have to deal with undue stress.

Careful communication can improve a co-parenting situation

You might not realize just how much your choice of words can impact your co-parenting relationship and help your children; however, this is actually a very important part of making the situation successful. When you are thinking about what you are going to say, you shouldn't choose words, phrases or a tone of voice that are demeaning or rude. Instead, respect has to govern all communications in a relationship between divorced parents.

Parenting plans are important for all custody situations

A parenting plan is a must if you and your children's other parent are no longer in a relationship with one another. Whether you were married to each other or not, you have to make sure to hash matters out quickly so that the children can remain stable. We can help you to decide which issues you need to address.

Parents might need to prepare for back to school season

Parents are enjoying the time with their children that comes with summer vacation. Many might not even want to think about the upcoming school year. However, divorced parents might need to start planning sooner rather than later. There are many considerations that the back-to-school season brings for all parents. Those who are divorced might find that there is an extra layer of complexity to this situation.

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