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Successful co-parenting means no competition

Many parents commit to co-parenting after divorce. After all, several studies in recent years have reported that children benefit from maintaining relationships with both of their parents.

However, co-parenting is often a harder job than it sounds, even if parents agreed to divorce. They might not agree on a critical decision in their child’s life, and they may even try to compete with each other for the child’s affections. This is more common than many parents think, and it can undermine any efforts to co-parent and start the family’s new chapter post-divorce.

Competitive co-parenting can take many forms

Competition between co-parents is quite common. And it could involve any sort of competitive action at many levels, including:
Often, this competition is rooted in the parent’s emotions. They might feel guilty for putting the child through divorce, or they might resent their ex-spouse for the divorce. There are many reasons that parents might engage in this competition that are unique to their circumstances.
However, regardless of the reason, competitive co-parenting is detrimental to the whole family.

Address competition now to avoid it later

Co-parenting successfully takes work, time and understanding on the sides of both parents. And competition only manages to:

  1. Reduce cooperation and collaboration between parents; and
  2. Prevent parents from meeting the child’s needs.

That is why it is critical for Kentucky individuals to proactively discuss strategies to prevent competition before it happens or mitigate signs of competition now. Then, they can ensure they protect their children and the family as they move forward.

Kentucky Divorce Law Attorneys Who Truly Care

Serving the residents of Kenton County, Campbell County and Boone County, the law office of Dietz Family Law is ready to help you with your divorce or family law issues.  At Dietz Family Law we take the time to understand your unique issues and will craft the strategy that is right for you.  Whether you live in Covington, Florence, Independence, or Alexandria, our Edgewood Law Office is conveniently located and ready to serve.