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Coparenting after a divorce

Connecticut parents who get divorced know that they must still find a way to work together for the benefit of their joint children. This is definitely a task that can be easier said than done. However, with the right level of consciousness and focus on the children's needs first, it can be done positively for all involved.

Today's Parent magazine recommends that moms and dads try to treat each other like they would a co-worker. Taking this approach generally helps to take emotion out of communications and retain a level of politeness even if it feels professional and not overly warm. This is far better than being adversarial with each other.

Regarding adversarial interactions, it is always advised that these do not happen in front of or in the earshot of one's children. Similarly, parents should ensure their kids do not hear them speak ill of each other. This extends to social media where children may see what their parents post.

Technology may be able to help parents as The Online Mom explains that many apps today facilitate simpler communication and also provide a single place where necessary information can be stored and shared so both parents have easy access to it. This may also help to avoid miscommunication as there can be a record and trail of all agreements and schedules involving the children. Some of these apps even allow for financial tracking and payments of child support or other costs associated with the children's needs such as medical expenses and more.



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