No, this isn’t a Tony Robbins webinar.
This advice comes from years of custody disputes, multiple counselors, being a parent and seeing a lot of what-not-to-do.
#1 Be Consistent
Be there. Show up when you are supposed to. Be there when you can in addition to when you are supposed to. Be supportive mentally, emotionally, financially. Be calm. Be steady. Be there.
#1A Be Positive.
Be a good example. Be a positive role model. Say nice things about your child. Say nice things about the other parent. Be reassuring. Be encouraging. Be loving. Be affectionate.
That’s it. Do those things. You’ll win at parenting.
Matthew Thompson is a child custody attorney in Mississippi and encourages all parents to be consistent and be positive, even you.