As it is not always easy to keep a conversation going, we share some practical ideas to help you continue your parental role and strengthen your bond when you cannot be together.
Remember contact does not always have to mean a sleepover. If it is possible to do so, you could take your child to specific regular activities each week then return them to their main home. If not, you might:
This list gives just a few of the many options for indirect contact that could help maintain your connection with your child when you are not together. Every child and family is different so different things may work better for you.
It is important to remember that the parental role does not cease just because a parent is not with their child and the same can be said for children’s emotions. If parents can work together to create a positive environment and support their child’s needs, it will have a positive effect on their health, wellbeing and happiness.
If you find yourself in need of assistance with your child arrangements and would like some advice on how to proceed please get in touch, a Parenting Plan or Child Arrangements Court Order might be beneficial in your circumstances,. Our specialist knowledge and proven results with child arrangements can help you to navigate through this difficult time.
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