Whether the children are newborns or young adults, they have a legal right to be cared for, nurtured, disciplined, and guided through life’s joys and difficulties. Parents and caregivers are obliged to act in each child’s best interests.
Whether parents or partners interested in acting as a parent to a child in a new or blended family, or for those separating, crafting a balanced, viable parenting plan is a necessity. When parents are supportive of each other’s efforts and contributions, trust develops. Knowing that they can rely on each other sends a positive message to the children. As the children grow and develop, being flexible to tweak a weekend routine or discuss new modifications to the plan will be easier.