A critical part of successful co-parenting is supporting your child’s relationship with their other parent. This means refraining from talking badly about the other parent in front of your child, as this can be harmful to their relationship. This includes teaching your child to be respectful and kind to both you and their other parent. It also means encouraging your child and their other parent to connect and build a strong, healthy relationship with one another! This may look like being respectful of your child’s time with their other parent, and encouraging them to communicate consistently with them when they are apart. When you are supportive and respectful of your co-parent’s relationship with your child, you are creating a healthy, warm, and encouraging environment for your child to grow up in!