You got married, had children, and now you are facing a divorce. It is one of the most frightening experiences for parents, when faced with making legal decisions that impact the welfare of their growing child. You never want to be the source of their pain and sadness. However, you must go your separate way with the other parent.

Parenting plans allow you to have a set of boundaries and expectations while you live separate lives in separate homes. Creating a successful parenting plan is your next step in the journey. It starts by having a mutual love and devotion to the best interest of your child with the other parent. This is foundational to any successful parenting plan that allows a child to thrive under the conditions of divorce and separation.

Consistency is reliability

When you create a parenting plan, make sure it is do-able for both parents. A parenting plan that is reasonable in its design, makes it easier to be consistent for both parties. When you show your child consistency in your actions according to the parenting plan, you gain trust and reliability with your son or daughter. Their trust in you during divorce and separation is crucial to your relationship and their development.

Divorce selfishness and spite

Divorcing the attributes of selfishness and pride from your life will greatly enhance the quality of life for your children. You cannot be selfish and be a good parent. You need to take care of yourself, but you cannot neglect their emotional needs during this time. You not only have to take care of their physical needs, but you need to support them through a selfless love that is free of spite and vindictiveness.

Parents must know their rights and duties according to the law. In conjunction with this, parents need to continue to supply their kids with as much love, attention, and quality time as possible. They need to see that you and the other parent are mature enough to put their needs first and seek the best interest in every area for the child’s sake.