It’s time for new year’s resolutions. We promise ourselves we will eat better, exercise more, be better human beings. And more often than not, those promises take a back seat to the demands of every day. Part of the problem is that we set our sights too high. Rather than making these big promises to ourselves, perhaps we need to set goals and look at the incremental steps we need to take to move toward those goals.
The same approach applies with divorced parents trying to co-parent their children. You may promise yourself that this year you and your ex are going to work together, cooperate and be the perfect example of effective co-parenting. Unfortunately, there are things that cause stress. There are conflicting schedules. There may be a new girlfriend or boyfriend in the picture. It’s not easy.
So, instead of setting the bar so high, why not think of small, specific things you can do to move toward a better co-parenting relationship. There is no end-zone, no finish line. It’s a journey. What are the steps you take on that journey?
We at Irvine Law Firm would like to know what tips you have for better co-parenting. Do you use an online calendar such as Our Family Wizard or BothParents? Are you using a Parenting Coordinator? Let us know what steps you have taken to make the co-parenting relationship work better. We look forward to hearing from you. Email us at Atticus@irvinelawfirm.com.