Deciding What’s Best for Your Child

Making Custody Decisions

Your relationship with your child is one of the most important relationships you will ever have. From pregnancy to those teenage years, you weigh every decision carefully, considering how it will impact your child. You want what’s best for your children, but what happens when you don’t see eye-to-eye with your co-parent? Maybe you’re experiencing a difficult time, and you’re looking for guidance and peace concerning your next steps as a parent. The important thing to understand is that you are responsible for making sure your child is safe, loved, and supported.

Understanding Good or Evil

Finding a Pathway to Peaceful Co-Parenting

Parenting is already one of the most critical and challenging roles you can play. However, when you add conflicting relationship dynamics and mixed emotions into play, getting to a common understanding can seem overwhelming. It’s vital to decide that your child’s well-being will be the most significant contributor to every decision you make as a parent. Your child’s needs and overall emotional, physical, and mental well-being can serve as your compass of what’s right and wrong. If there are behaviors that may put your child at risk, it may be necessary to involve the legal system to protect your child’s well-being. Otherwise, you may try to agree peacefully with your co-parent. Remember to consider the needs and interests of your child as you move forward. This peaceful movement is not a one-time decision, but this is an ongoing journey that you will need to revisit and redesign regularly to ensure the custody arrangement and relationships are working for everyone.

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When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

Even when both parents have good intentions, making custody decisions can be challenging. It helps to have someone who can help you make healthy choices from an objective viewpoint. There may even be times where you will need a third-party mediator to help you navigate complicated situations. If you would like to talk to someone about your specific questions, we hope you’ll click to get connected.