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Types of co-parenting behavior that could prove harmful to kids

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2020 | Family Law |

After deciding to take separate paths, many parents in Georgia and elsewhere may still find it vital to find ways to help safeguard the well-being of their children. Even in the best of circumstances, co-parenting can be challenging at times. While learning some effective ways to co-parent after a divorce could be helpful, parents may also find that understanding some of the co-parenting behaviors that might prove harmful to their kids could be essential to meeting their needs.

Research indicates that there are several types of behavior that could prove detrimental to the overall effectiveness of a co-parenting relationship.  One example of such behavior could pertain to those who seek to undermine the other parent. Regardless of whether this stems from a lack of trust or differences of opinion over discipline, the presence of undermining could prove harmful and confusing to the kids.

Disparagement is another concern in co-parenting, as those who do not take care with what they say about the other parent in front of the kids might not fully grasp how such behavior might affect them. High levels of conflict can also be harmful, especially if the kids are frequently exposed to arguments. Identifying the presence of similar concerns and taking steps to resolve each in turn could play a vital role in working toward creating an effective co-parenting relationship.

Along with finding ways to cultivate an effective co-parenting relationship, parents in Georgia may also be tasked with making decisions that best align with the needs of their children. Those who remain uncertain how to achieve such a goal could find it beneficial to speak with a family law attorney for guidance in making informed choices about their situation. An attorney can help a client cover every vital aspect of divorce, including child custody, and assist in preparing to seek the best outcome possible concerning the future of his or her kids.


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