Tips for Co-Parenting During COVID-19
Co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great concern for many Florida parents. In an effort to ease these concerns, we’ve outlined a few practical tips to help divorced parents better navigate parenting during a pandemic.
1: Stay Healthy
Your first and foremost concern should be the health of your family. Make sure you are complying with all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
2: Abide by Your Co-Parenting Plan
It is important to know that Florida’s stay-at-home order does not apply to Parenting Plans. Unless you have proof of a reckless situation or that one parent is sick, both parents should do everything in their power to stick with their parenting plan as best as possible.
3: If Necessary, Pause Your Co-Parenting Plan
As working from home and remote learning become our new normal, people’s lives and schedules have changed significantly. It may be appropriate to pause your co-parenting plan and create a temporary co-parenting plan designed around the unique circumstances of your family during the pandemic.
Realize that this is an emergency situation. Whatever you agree to do during the COVID-19 outbreak is not permanently changing your co-parenting agreement. Before you make any changes to existing agreements, you should consult an attorney.
4: Practice Open & Honest Communication
When it comes to making decisions about Coronavirus and co-parenting, communication is key. In times like these, families should do what works for them and their particular circumstances.
Flexibility, compromise, a united motive to act in the best interest of the children, and a united message to your children will strengthen your parenting relationship and potentially minimize conflict with and about your children.
For even more tips read our post: Co-Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus.
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