If you can get all of these seven parts sorted, handovers will be something you take in your stride – actually look forward to – and so will your children.
Remember to include the neighbor’s kids or anyone that is a good peer for your child. They don’t learn as much socialization during the school year as you might think. The school districts tend to do it by “osmosis” and kids with autism don’t learn social skills simply by being next to a child on the playground. This way we can orchestrate the play, model the responses for our child and really have them learn and finally get what is called “meaningful interactions”. These are the ones that count most.
18.Your child’s relationship with his parents will influence his relationships for the rest of his life. Never put your child in a position where he has to choose between his parents or decide where his familial allegiances lie. Instead, allow him to love both parents without fear of angering or hurting the other.
By a few weeks old, my babies were more or less getting up about every 3 hours and right around the same time every night. For the purpose of this process, I will use the following schedule as an example. We’ll say your baby is waking up at night around 10pm, 1am and 4am.
This means that if your ex is running late, you’ll pick up the slack. Now argument would say that regardless where it is, you’d be doing that, but this is not the case.
49.Dissolving a marriage doesn’t mean the dissolution of the family or your parenting obligations. In fact, while a family is undergoing the restructuring process the children need strong and caring parents more then ever. If you and/or your ex are too emotionally drained to be those parents find temporary substitutes who can give your kids what they need.
Usually people like to behave better in public, so keeping it in a family environment is a good step. Avoid places that have alcohol available. It’s not a good example for your children to have a parent who has been drinking any alcohol to then take the keys and expect their child to be in the car with them.