12 Tips For Dealing With an Ex Who Spoils Without Letting It Drive You Crazy
Whether you’re married, divorced, or separated, it doesn’t matter: co-parenting is never easy when you and your child’s mother or father are on different wavelengths. While it’s important for
children to have relationships with both parents, if possible, sometimes one parent’s spoiling tendencies can contradict the values that you’re working so hard to instill in your tot. If your ex is continuously disregarding your requests to cut down on the extravagant gestures and isn’t respecting your opinions, there are a number of things you can do before the over-the-top gifts have a lasting, negative impact on your child’s behavior. Check out these tips on how to deal with the frustrating situation of an ex who spoils — without losing your cool.
- Don’t let labels blind you: Don’t let fears of not being considered the “fun one” or the “good cop” influence how you parent. If your ex’s behavior is changing how your child views you, it becomes even more important to stick to what you feel is important in order for you to instill those values in your child.