- Be Respectful
Phil. 2:4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others.
The way you respect your other parent the more you will find they will respect you. Value them, their opinions, their concerns and their suggestions.
After a divorce, valuing the other parent is often one of the hardest things to do. There has been a lot of hurt, possibly mistrust and in most cases a lot of anger. But it is something we need to do and quite possibly be the one thing that will make the most difference in your ability to co-parent. Some simple ways to do this are:
- Respect the need of the children to have the other parent in their lives.
- Respect the other parents’ right to be involved in decisions and events concerning the children.
- Respect the other parent in your children’s site.
- DO NOT talk bad or negatively about they’re other parent.
- Respect that the other parent has something unique and positive to add to the parenting of your children.
- Respect the fact that parenting is a difficult job no matter the circumstances. All parents make mistakes.