This week I took part in a course part of which was learning about child trauma and the impact of this on children during their life. For the research purposes trauma included experience of separation or divorce of parents. The impact on relationships, health and wellbeing of the children into their adulthood was staggering.
Parents dealing with separation and divorce in a way that enables them, despite their issues and differences, to co-parent afterwards can fundamentally change the impact on the children. The attached article is a lovely example of that co-parenting in practice.
“It is possible to co-parent successfully and for the sake of your children. It is not always easy to do because hurt feelings can be a powerful motivator but you can control the example you set for your child,” Baldwin said.