|Top Ten Tips for Co-Parenting-Part 6
Be the Parent.
Do not spoil your child in order to overcompensate for your mistakes.
As much as you may feel terrible about putting your children through a divorce, do not slack on your role as being a parent and raise your children to be nice, respectable people. It is common to try to win their affection by always wanting to make your time together special. But keep in mind that they are looking for stability, structure and consistency. So make sure you can be counted on for being their parent, not their best friend.