Daily, I am contacted about dilemmas concerning what to do and how to do it regarding parenting?
Can he come to the school program?
What happens if she’s late?
The best single piece of parenting advice is;
BE A REASONABLE PARENT ALL THE TIME!
Of course he can go to the school program. Almost anyone can go to the school program. It’s a safe bet that if it’s open to anyone he can go, unless there is a valid Court Order stating otherwise. If she’s running late wait 15 more minutes. Send a text, or bless-it-be, call. See why she’s late. She was late to everything you ever did in 12 plus years of marriage! Why would it be different now?
What if…? As to “What Ifs?” Ask yourself what would a reasonable parent do. Read more about the best thing you can do for your child here.
So, invite your ex to the next event for your child. Go out of your way to be cordial and at least not hostile. Your child wants them there. TEll yourself that you are being the “bigger” person, if you have to. It’s what your children need!
Matthew Thompson is a Family and Child Custody attorney in Mississippi reminding you that acting in your children’s best interests should be your #1 priority!