Living as a co-parent because you have a child custody agreement in place is never easy. Even if you get along with the other parent, there will still be difficult times dealing with each other. Some of those times could very well include events involving your children, such as sporting events, plays, musicals, science fairs and more. Today, we will provide you with some tips for attending events as a co-parent in Kentucky.
You need to respect the distance your co-parent requires from you. So, if they do not want to sit next to you, stand with you or even talk to you, you must respect this. It’s perfectly all right to attend the same event so long as you honor their wishes and don’t step on their toes.
If you are the parent who currently has custody, you must encourage the child to say hello to their other parent at the event. Don’t keep your child from talking to the other parent simply because you don’t want to interact with them.
Always be open and loving with your child when attending one of their events. Congratulate them on a great game or show. Give them a hug, a kiss and tell them how proud you are of them. Once you embrace your child, tell them to go back to the other parent and tell them you will see them again soon.
Being a co-parent is never easy. You need to bite your tongue often, do everything possible to keep your children happy and never go against the child custody agreement. If you follow the tips outlined today, you should have no trouble attending events as a co-parent.