Communicate with your ex about your child’s health and safety

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Keeping your kids safe is one of the top priorities for parents. This doesn’t stop just because you go through a divorce, but it can become much more complicated because you have to relay specific information to their other parent. It’s imperative that you remember the goal of this communication is to help keep the kids safe and healthy.

It’s usually better to let your ex know what’s going on with the kids when it happens. Of course, you don’t need to contact them every few minutes with updates, but be sure that they know the important things. Discussing medical care, including symptoms when the child isn’t feeling well, must remain a priority.

School matters are another thing to discuss on a regular basis. Whether the child is struggling or doing well, both parents should know. If possible, you and your ex should attend meetings at school that have to do with the kids.

Child care needs are another point that parents must talk about, so they can ensure the children have what they need. This is especially important when the child is out of school and special arrangements for care must be made.

Both parents should focus on helping the child to learn vital life skills, such as how to remain healthy and safe. These lessons can span both homes, but make sure you work with your co-parent to make sure they get what they need.

When you first begin your co-parenting journey, you’ll need to set up the parenting plan. This outlines specific points regarding the children. Make sure you have these terms set, so they reflect the current best interests of the child.

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