After The Split: 15 Tips That Make Co-Parenting Easier

October 17, 2016  |  
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Co-parenting isn’t easy, especially since you still have to interact with your ex to figure out the best ways to raise a happy and healthy child. Blac Chyna and Tyga raising son King Cairo as a blended family with his girlfriend Kylie Jenner and her fiance and baby-on-the-way with Rob Kardashian is one of the most complicated examples of co-parenting, but it seems like they are handling it like champs (at least for public consumption).

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Just this past weekend for King Cairo’s 4th birthday, Chyna threw an over-the top birthday party, only to be outdone the next day when Tyga and Kylie hosted another epic celebration for the cute little boy.

According to Ex- Etiquette for Parents–a guide for good behavior after a bad divorce by Jann Blackstone-Ford, M.A., and Sharyl Dupe–it’s important to keep the peace by putting your differences aside and focusing on the bigger picture. Easier said than done. Ford and Dupe have come up with a formal list for families to use to help them to remain calm and peaceful when the children are involved. Click continue to learn tips on creating an effective and peaceful co-parenting strategy.

After the Divorce: 15 Tips that Make Co-Parenting Easier


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1. Put the children first

This goes without saying, put your differences aside and always keep the children first.

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2. Ask for help when you need it

Don’t stretch yourself when you do not have to.

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3. No badmouthing

Do not bad mouth your ex especially in the presence of the children.

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4. Biological parents make the rules

If your children will be spending time with your ex’s new family, or if your spending time with your new partner’s children, always remember that the biological parents should make the rules.

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5. ‘Bonusparents’ uphold the rules set by the biological parents

While the ‘bonusparents’ should uphold the rules.

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6. Don’t be spiteful

Don’t do things out of spite, do your best to keep the peace.

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7. Do not hold grudges

It’s not healthy or good for your happiness to hold any grudges towards your ex.

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8. Use empathy when problem solving

Always pull from your compassionate side when trying to problem solve in tough situations.

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9. Be honest

Lying can and will complicate things.

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10. Be straightforward

Don’t beat around the bush, say what is on your mind.

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11. Respect each other

Although you are not together anymore, it’s paramount to set an example for the children and always respect your ex.

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12. Focus on family

Never take your focus off what’s important.

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13. Compromise whenever possible

Compromises can go a long way.

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14. Never give up

Never give up even when things  appear as if they will not work out.

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15. Exercise patience

Patience is needed in every situation.

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