How to Co-parent Well After Divorce
The Straits Times
Republished with Permission
18 January 2021
Triangulating the child into disputes, rather than communicating directly with your former spouse, or other conflicts such as bad-mouthing the other parent "can cause undue stress on the child and worsen his feelings of guilt and shame as he often feels helpless and caught in the middle", says Ms Theresa Pong, principal counsellor at Focus on the Family Singapore.
Ms Pong from Focus on the Family Singapore says that parents should agree and follow clear parenting guidelines on issues such as when bedtime is; when homework should be completed; and the kinds of activities that should be avoided, including when visiting the other parent.