Saturday , October 21 2017

How to Have Better Communication Regarding School Issues

Having ongoing communication with your ex about the children’s school is important. Parent- teacher conferences, fall festivals and holiday parties are among us. Here are some more tips to help you get through the rest of the school year.

Share information and arrange for duplicate notifications

Open proactive information is key to a successful school year.  It benefits no one to hoard or hide information about your child and his or her school situation.  When you are open and generous with your co-parenting communications, you can avoid setting up a Mommy vs. Daddy situation. Further, your child is less likely to “ask Mom because dad said no”, hoping to get away with something they want. Your child will know you are working together for his or her welfare (although they may not see it quite that way in the moment). A child who feels loved by both parents, rather than in the middle between them, is more likely to feel confident and be successful in school.  It’s the school newsletter or a call from the teacher, unless you have a protective order, you should both be “in the know” about events, activities and news from the school………

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