Part One: Parents support their child’s relationship with the other parent by:
helping the child have regular contact with the other parent when they are not together,
such as by phone calls, video calls, texts, e-mail, cards, and letters.
speaking positively about the other parent.
responding positively when the child talks about the child’s time with the other parent.
helping the child feel good about their time with the other parent.
showing each other respect when attending the child’s activities at the same time.
supporting contact with grandparents, stepparents, and other extended family members so
the child doesn’t lose these relationships.
being flexible with parenting time so the child can take part in the other parent’s special
family celebrations and events.
allowing the child to display pictures of the other parent and other family members
respecting differences in parenting styles and practices.
ensuring both parents have the opportunity to provide care that supports the child’s