Co parenting doesn’t have to be conflict parenting
There is no doubt co-parenting is one of the hardest things you will do but that doesn’t mean it has to be conflict parenting.
Mediation is a great way to establish some ground rules so you both know where you stand and what is expected of you, it is also a good way for you to both have your say in a controlled environment where the mediator will guide you through and keep the discussion positive and aimed at giving your kids the best life possible.
Even if you have been co-parenting without much trouble, not having a formal agreement can quickly cause arguments. Christmas, school holidays, kids birthdays and sporting commitments can all lead to disagreements whereas if you have a formal parenting plan worked out in mediation all of those things will have been agreed.
So co-parenting doesn’t have to be conflict parenting.
Susan Hewitt is the Principal at Bright Side Family Law, a non-litigious family law and mediation practice. Susan has worked as a lawyer and journalist for almost 30 years. She is an accredited collaborative lawyer and qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner who is committed to helping families through their relationship breakdown in an honest, cooperative and respectful manner.
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