Halle Berry and ex Gabriel Aubry are involved in what is sure to turn into a nasty custody battle. Berry has accused Aubry of endangering their daughter’s life and violating their custody agreement. Her rep told UsMagazine.com, “Halle has serious concerns for her daughter’s well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her.”
What do you do if your mate’s parenting values don’t match your own?
Everyone is brought up differently so it’s possible that you’ll fall in love with someone who doesn’t have the same parenting values as you do. How do you deal? Cupid has some tips:
1. Compromise: Whether you’re single or in a relationship with someone, parenting is a two-way street. You need to set aside your differences and think about what’s in the best interests of your child. It can’t always be one parent making the tough decisions.
2. Make a schedule: Adhere to a strict set of rules for co-parenting. Set up a schedule and have a set plan that details how the two of you will make changes to that schedule without getting into an argument.
3. Be discreet: Inevitably, as parents, the two of you will have disagreements. However, the key is to never argue in front of your child. This not only affects the child emotionally, but it will add negativity to your relationship as well.
What are some ways you have dealt with the issues that come along with co-parenting? Share your experiences with a comment below.
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