In the first of our two-part series on co-parenting with confidence, Jo Batts and Bridget Gundy share advice around the importance of holding kids close as you journey through a marriage or relationship separation.
You’ve made the tough call to end your current relationship and now face the sobering reality of working the decision through with the kids. You both desperately love these little people you’ve created and together you want to do all you can to smooth the way for them. You don’t want the breakdown of your relationship to get in the way of raising happy, secure and confident kids. There are a few sizeable challenges ahead as you navigate the decisions about possessions, houses, pick-ups and drop-offs, custody arrangements, finances and futures. It’s time to master the challenge of co-parenting.
Every parent wants to give their kids the best possible support for their future. In the scramble of co-parenting, it’s not easy to know where and how to start. Many parents make their way to Family Coaching in search of some tips to help them work things out with the kids as harmoniously as possible. Of course every family is different, but finding a few tools that are specific to your family can help you achieve balance within your new family life. Here are some tools to consider, and if you find yourself wanting more personalised support, there are resources at the bottom of this article or you are welcome to get in touch with one of our Family Coaches.