Co-Parenting is not easy. It can actually be rather frustrating, painful and simply annoying. Topics related to parenting may be exactly why you are no longer together as a couple. However, adulting is hard and we need to suck it up. Here are some simple best practices to get you started!
-Keep open communication with the other parent. This may mean you need to compromise. Don't think of it as giving the other parent what they want, but rather thinking what is really best for the child.
-Commit to positive or neutral talk about the other parent. You're curious to know what goes on in your child’s life? Well, they will be more encouraged to share if they aren't scared or nervous you'll react negatively or sound annoyed.
-Try to create a broad plan, allow for differences in each other’s households and remove the need to CONTROL. Example of a broad plan: Homework will be done nightly, agenda's will be signed off, they will get a good night’s rest. Don't try and control what time they do homework, what time they go to bed, etc. Trust in the fact the other parent has the child’s best interest in mind.