Here is a link to an excellent article by divorce lawyer Scott Morgan that appeared on the Memoirs of a Single Dad Blog under the title Suggestions for Lessening the Impact on Children After Divorce.
The article is excellent and worth your time to read. Here are some of the highlights:
- Communicate civilly with your ex, whether he/she deserves it or not.
- Do not vent to your children about anything related to the divorce or your difficulties with your ex.
- Do not discuss finances with your children – these are grown up issues.
- Learn to accept any new partner in your spouse’s life.
There is a lot more to be gained by reading the entire article, so check it out. Also if you have co-parented a child yourself, or just have thoughts on the issue, please let us hear about it in the comment section below.
EDIT: Here is another excellent co-parenting article worth checking out.