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2 important considerations to make with your co-parent

On Behalf of | May 7, 2024 | Child Custody

You know that your job as a parent does not stop after a divorce and neither does your relationship with your co-parent. There are certain things you want for your child. Getting on the same page as your co-parent is going to be important as a result.

For example, you may need to have the following discussions with your co-parent in order to support your child’s well-being.

Where will your child go to school?

Your child’s education is very important. You may want your child to go to college in the future. You may even want your child to pursue a high-income profession, but this goal may rely heavily on your child’s early education. You may need to talk with your co-parent to discuss what is expected out of your child’s education. Would your child go to public or private school? Private school may be more expensive than private school. Or, you may believe that homeschooling your child is better. However, your co-parent may not have the same idea in mind.

What should your child’s relationship with technology be?

You may have heard people call some kids the “iPad kids.” This is a specific generation of kids who were raised with iPads always in their hands. Many parents believe that giving kids access to the internet at an early age is beneficial. Other parents, however, are taking a different stance. These parents often believe giving children access to the internet at such an early age is harmful to their health and education. You may need to talk to your co-parent to decide whether it is best to give your child access to the internet or if it is better to wait until they are older.

Strong co-parenting is often accomplished via consistent communication and clear goals. If you are experiencing difficulties with your co-parent – such as disagreements on fundamental issues with no end in sight – then it may help to reach out for legal guidance.