5 Best Suggestions for co-parenting during COVID-19 in Australia
Posted by James Noble Law on January 18th, 2021
Best 5 Suggestions for co-parenting Australia during COVID-19
Today we brought five suggestions for you on “co-parenting Australia”. The Australian Government restrictions are frequently changing to ensure the safety of the people and this means there have been more people in self-isolation and the norm of daily living has changed.
Parents are working from home and schooling their children at home also, to a large degree, has moved online which can be stressful for many families. For parents who are co-parenting the new and frequently changing circumstances can add stress.
We provide five useful suggestions for families co-parenting Australia during covid-19 to adjust to the new circumstances.
1. Keeping your child updated
– Share information which is age-appropriate, this includes minimising information that may overwhelm them and sticking to facts, and explaining to them that some information online or that they may hear may not be true;
Talking to the other parent, if possible, and agreeing on the best way to approach a topic ensures your child is getting consistent messages. The support of both parents may assist the adjusting process for your child.
2. Meeting your obligations with respect to Court Orders and Agreements
If some aspects of your agreement or court orders are affected by travel restrictions, quarantine rules, school or work closures ensure you advise the other parent as soon as possible and work together to create a solution that is suitable to everyone.
Additional information that may be helpful for co-parenting and family law can be found on the Family Court of Australia’s FAQs page.
3. Working with the other parent
If possible and it is suitable for your child, make accommodations to the other parent and if necessary, ask for accommodations you may need. For example, if time cannot occur at one point, try and suggest time occur at another point. Remember it is important for your child to see the normality in having to adapt during these times.
4. Where you can, maintain your routine
Routines are important in ensuring your child feels safe. Structuring your child’s day with regular mealtimes and betimes can often bring a sense of security and comfort during a time with overwhelming change and uncertainty. All children and parents will be able to benefit from mutually agreed to give and take.
5. Staying positive and patient
Encourage staying connected by the telephone, online and video chats or social media, this can be a great way for your child to speak and see loved ones who they may be unable to see face to face.
Article Source: Co-Parenting Australia
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