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Parents and Legal Guardian Information

Being with your children in the presence of someone else may be uncomfortable for you, at least in the beginning. You probably have many questions and concerns, and that is perfectly understandable. Do your best to focus on your relationship with your children. Your patience and commitment are important during this time.

Here are some suggestions that might be helpful to you:

  • Read the court order.

  • Arrive and depart on time.

  • Avoid discussing the court case or terms of the visit with your children.

  • Avoid quizzing your children about the other parent’s activities and relationships.

  • Avoid making your children messengers to the other parent.

  • Say brief and positive good-byes to your children when the visit is over.


Tips for the custodial parent
Supervised visitation can also be a challenge for you. Typically you have been taking care of your children’s everyday needs and have a routine for yourself and your family. Supervised visitation can sometimes feel like 1 more responsibility. Of course, you also have concerns and questions about the visits and how they will affect your children. This is understandable.

Here are a few suggestions that might help you in the process:

  • Read the court order.

  • Explain to your children where and when the visits will take place.

  • Have your children ready with anything they will need during the visits.

  • Arrive on time to drop off and pick up your children.

  • Reassure your children that you support them in having a pleasant visit.

  • Avoid quizzing your children about the visit.

  • Avoid making your children messengers to the other parent.


What Parents Can Do to Help:

  • Developing a visitation schedule by working with the child;

  • Establishing a predictable schedule that is flexible enough to allow for the child's activities;

  • Consistently applying family rules and expectations; and

  • Avoiding the assumption that a child's mood swings or behavioral acting out is caused by the other parent.



Conclusions

  • Unless special circumstances exist, children generally fare best when they have the emotional and financial support and ongoing involvement of both parents. The lack of involvement of one or both parents may lead to developmental problems later on in the child's life. Children adjust much better to crisis and loss if their parents work together to develop healthy ways of communicating, reducing conflict, and resolving problems. Parents can help their children adjust to separation from a parent by establishing a visitation schedule that focuses on the needs of their children. Children's needs change as they grow older and move from one developmental phase to the next. For this reason, each visitation schedule must be flexible, changing in duration and frequency as the child gets older and moves from one stage of development to the next. It is important for parents to remember that formation of a positive parent-child relationship is a life-long process, and that the key to a successful relationship is the quality of time spent together.

Parent and Child

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