GOALS FOR CO-PARENTS
1. Be a united force, demonstrating cooperation.
As parents, you have the power to create a supportive and loving environment for me during this challenging time. Work together to navigate divorce with grace.
2. Use positivity and kindness.
Harness your powers of positivity and kindness as you interact with each other and with me. Ensure my well-being is at the forefront by shielding me from negativity or hostility.
3. Embrace teamwork in co-parenting.
Come together to make decisions regarding my upbringing. Collaboration and effective communication between both of you will help me feel secure in this new dynamic.
4. Be attentive listeners.
Listen to my thoughts, fears, and concerns without judgment. Your ability to empathize and understand my perspective will help alleviate my worries.
5. Shield me from conflicts.
Your mission is to protect me from witnessing any arguments or conflicts between you. Keep disagreements behind closed doors, away from my ears. Let's keep our home a safe haven.
6. Champion my relationship with both parents.
Allow me to maintain a strong bond with both parents. Encourage quality time with the other parent and foster a sense of respect and admiration for them.
7. Avoid causing harm.
Refrain from actions that may cause harm or pain to each other, whether directly or indirectly. Our family is built on love, compassion, and understanding.
8. Maintain transparency.
Don't ask me to keep secrets or withhold information from the other parent. Transparency and honesty are important elements in our family dynamic. Share openly and responsibly.
9. Communicate effectively.
Utilize various means of communication to ensure smooth and direct contact between both of you. Find ways to stay connected and informed about important matters regarding me.
10. Create traditions.
To foster unity, consider creating special activities or outings that we can all enjoy together. It will remind me that even though things have changed, our love as a family remains strong.
11. Keep conflicts away from me.
Shield me from witnessing any negative interactions between you. Keep the peace and provide a positive atmosphere for my well-being.
12. Show respect.
Regardless of your personal feelings towards each other, show respect in my presence. Teach me the value of treating others with kindness and dignity.
13. Build a support network.
Surround yourselves with a supportive network of friends, family, or professionals who can provide guidance and lend a helping hand throughout this journey.
14. Ensure a seamless transition.
Make sure that my transition between homes is smooth. Share important information, maintain consistency in rules, and help me feel comfortable in both environments.
15. Avoid power struggles.
Refuse to engage in power struggles or make me choose sides. Your focus should be on my happiness and well-being, not proving one parent's superiority.
16. Celebrate achievements.
Acknowledge and celebrate our achievements as a family, no matter how small they may seem. Encourage each other as we navigate this new dynamic.
17. Believe in my resilience.
Believe in my ability to adjust and adapt to this new chapter in our lives. With your love and support, I possess resilience to thrive amidst the challenges.
18. Embody a nurturing spirit always.
Remember that being a parent is an ongoing commitment. Uphold the values of love, empathy, and cooperation not just during the divorce process, but throughout my entire childhood. Together, we can guide and support each other in raising a child full of love and understanding.