Fredericksburg Parent

March 2018

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14 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • March 2018 Co-Parenting WRITTEN BY KERRIE MCLOUGHLIN Chris Schauer, father of one, says, "I may not like my ex sometimes, but we are responsible for raising the best person possible." You may not be husband and wife anymore, but you are still father and mother to your children, and those are lifelong roles. Check out these five co- parenting best practices to help raise emotionally healthy children. COMMUNICATION. Deal directly with the other parent through the phone, text or email and don't use the kids as a go-between. Consider an online sync-able calendar like Google Calendar so both parents know what's going on as far as birthday parties, sports events, sleepovers, health appointments, etc. This is also a great place to park school project deadlines. Creating a Healthy RELATIONSHIP " you are still father and mother to your children..."

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