In our home our children have a lot of extracurricular activities which is great and all but sometimes, when it means being in the same place as the ex’s, tension as well as anxiety levels can be high. Last night for my son’s playoff football game we were all gathered into a not so large indoor space, shoulder to shoulder we stood there cheering on the boys, and enjoying the game.
In a past blog Co-Parenting Woes: School Events I discussed three tips for getting through the events: 1.Respect and know boundaries, 2.Share the children, 3.Know when to bow out. For extracurricular activities it is quite similar, however with activities such as sports your more there to cheer on the kiddies and watch than to participate. http://www.mommsieknowsbest.com/blog/co-parenting-woes-school-events
With situations such as these there are a few questions that come up with regards to what is acceptable, and not:
As with almost all other parenting situations, my all-time favorite advice is take baby steps. It is so important especially in scenarios like this when you are out in public to not push your comfort zone. It all takes time, and if you are new to this you don’t want to get overwhelmed and worked up so make sure you listen to your self and simply go with the flow.
Sara, Mommsie Knows Best