January 23, 2013
7 Tips For Co-Parenting Teens
Parenting teens under any circumstances will test your patience. But co-parenting teens who move between two households presents particular challenges. Here are a few practical issues to think about and actual language to use for your co-parenting plan. These suggestions are useful whether a separation or divorce occurs later in the life of the child or if your children are young and you’re setting up a parenting plan that will last until they turn 18.It is wise for co-parents to be on the same page regarding the following:
1. Allowing the minor child to obtain a driver’s license and providing an automobile for the child to drive. We all know how important driving is to teens. A car should not be used as a tool to lure a teen into spending time at a parent’s home. Cars are just like the child’s other property; unless you’re sharing your car with your teen, the child’s car should travel with him or her and should not to be held for exclusive use in the home of the parent who purchased it.