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Does cooperating with a co-parent help your child?

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2021 | Divorce

As a parent going through a divorce, you likely spend plenty of time and concern worrying about your child and how they will handle this disturbance. After all, divorce is a traumatic process for everyone involved, including them.

So is there any way that you can lessen this burden for them? Is there any way to make it easier to cope with the struggles that accompany a split?

Easing your child’s acceptance

As Psychology Today states, it is possible to make it easier for your child to accept divorce if you and your co-parent show that you can cooperate. This means cooperating in the matters that are most important, and it also means setting aside any penchant you have for arguing in front of your child or in places where they could hear it.

This cooperation does all parties well and benefits you all in different ways. For your child, it provides a sense of security and stability. It is easier to trust someone who has their act together and works with their co-parent rather than against them. They will see you are working in their best interest, and it will help soothe some of their fears of the unknown future.

When they feel they can rely on you, they will also open up more about their specific concerns. This will allow you to address them more fully.

Helping you and your co-parent

Finally, it can help you and your co-parent get on the same page. You do not have to worry about conflicting facts or information, or one parent skewing the bias of the story. You can keep each other in check, which helps keep the divorce more harmonious.