125 P32 Positive Emotion – Parental Partnership

Parental Partnership

Definition

Sharing the responsibility of parenting children.

Practical Tips

  1. Working and collaborating with the other parent, whether you are in an intimate relationship with that person or not, is vital for the emotional well being of children.
  2. Put aside the issues going on between yourselves, putting the children’s needs ahead of your own issues.
  3. Be aware that using the children as pawns in your own ongoing power struggles is VERY detriment to their childhood.
  4. Chances are that the children will copy and play out the negative patterns used in their childhood, throughout their lives passing on our negative legacies generation after generation.
  5. Take control of your own emotions and commit to having the best Parental Partnership you can, regardless of your circumstances.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to work alongside my children’s other parent, for their greater good with grace.

Rules

(How to make it very EASY to feel the positive emotion)

Anytime I communicate on parental issues with an unbiased mind-set, I feel we have a parental partnership.

Example Challenges

I’m going to be squabbling over the Christmas planning with my Partner! (DC046) 
My husband disciplines the children in a way I don’t agree with. (DC101)

Quotes

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbour. Often times it is a teacher.”
– Joe Manchin

“There are two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”
– Hodding Carter

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