Encourage Connection to the Other Parent
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Sometimes co-parents are tempted to dampen a childâ€™s relationship with the other parent. Listen, it is every parentâ€™s responsibility to encourage their child to keep in contact. Not just visit, but have a strong relationship. Alienators will take advantage and say, â€œThey donâ€™t want to go to their momâ€™s house, so I donâ€™t make them.â€ No. Thatâ€™s not right. We donâ€™t let a childâ€™s hesitation keep them from things. So, unless there is abuse, encourage the relationship and celebrate the other parent.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Donâ€™t fracture a childâ€™s heart. Put it together and let love flow freely.