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Mother's Day

Tanya Lavan shares her top 5 tips for getting the most out of co-parenting for your children, on days such as Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching it's a good idea time to test tour co-parenting. Keeping this day child focused will be so beneficial for your children and their development. A few tips:

  1. If there is more than one mother to consider, share the time between you. One of you may get breakfast in bed but the other gets dinner with the children.
  2. If you’re not the mother then think about what your children would experience if their parents weren’t separated. They may be making a card at home or going shopping for a gift with you. Do this for them, let them do what their friends are doing, let them show their love for the other parent around you and let them know that’s ok and that you support it.
  3. If you’re the one getting this Mother’s Day treatment make sure to be grateful and say thank you and let the children see this. It’ll do wonders for them and you’re future co-parenting relationship.
  4. If you don’t have any time with your children organised for Mother’s Day speak to a lawyer about it. This is all what is about your children’s best interests and these are special days for children and parents.
  5. If you’re thriving at the above and your co-parenting have you got a picture of the other parent in your home? Just do that for them.

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About the author

Tanya Lavan
Principal Solicitor - Family Law

Tanya heads up the firm's family law practice along with Daniel Myers. Originally from New Zealand, Tanya completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and Administration before moving to Melbourne in 2007. Being able to practice in both jurisdictions has resulted in the conduct of a number of international relocation matters to New Zealand.

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