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Let’s talk about some things that co-parents should not do in front of their
children in order to lead a successful co-parenting life.
First and foremost, and that seems pretty obvious, co-parents should not
fight in front of the kids. It’s very uncomfortable for the kids, and it can be
scary. It puts them in a really bad position, feeling as though they are stuck
in the middle of mom’s fight versus dad’s fight.
If you can’t get along with your co-parent, make sure that the kids are not
present when you’re having your disagreements and arguments. Keep any
confrontations out of earshot of the kids.
Secondly, do not talk negatively about the other parent in front of your
child. That’s just common sense. You certainly wouldn’t want the other
parent speaking negatively about you in front of your child. So don’t say
anything in front of your kid that you wouldn’t want your co-parent to say
And finally, do not use your child as the communicator between you and
your co-parent. If you have something to tell the co-parent, you need to go
directly to that parent and let them know of a change, a problem, or a
Do not make your child into the message sender. It puts them in the middle
of something that they should not be in the middle of. This is hard enough
for them as it is, so just keep them out of the middle of any communication
between you and the co-parent.