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3 Well-Intended "No-No's" for Divorcing Parents
Divorcing Parent No-No #1
“It is better for our kids if we stay together than if we got divorced.”
Truth be told, kids are selfish (in a good way).
It's a survival mechanism.
When their needs are consistently met, they bounce back.
Divorcing Parent No-No #2
“Even if we get divorced, we can still be together with the kids on holidays.”
Tell your child, "Mom and Dad are both good people. We just aren't good together anymore."
Divorcing Parent No-No #3
“I often ask my kids to tell me what is going on over there (at Mom's or Dad's place).”
Talk directly to your former spouse.
Successful parents communicate with each other over time about their children's welfare.
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About Sandi Sherr
Sandi Sherr, M.Ed, is a parenting mediator for Main Line Family Law Center. For over 25 years, Sandi has been dedicated to building strong, healthy families - no matter their design. For more information or advice on creating a healthy parenting plan, contact Sandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.