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Do these things to raise your children after a divorce

Once your divorce is in the books and you are moving forward on your own, it's time to take control of your life.

This means many things, such as learning how to best raise your children. Since the other parent may still be in the picture, there are steps you need to take to get on the right track from the start:

-- Never talk badly about the other parent. Although you have had your disagreements, you don't want to drag your child into this.

-- Be reliable. You want your children to know they can rely on you, no matter if you have physical custody or not.

-- Be honest at all times. You should be open and honest, when applicable, to ensure that your children know exactly what is going on.

-- Allow your children to spend time with your former spouse. As long as safety is not a concern, you should feel comfortable promoting this.

-- Work with the other parent to ensure the best possible life for your children. This is a learning process, but you should eventually find a schedule and strategy that works for everyone involved.

These are the types of steps you can take to better raise your children after a divorce.

This is never easy, but as long as you know what you are doing, things will begin to come together at some point. Your marriage is in the past, so now it's time to turn your attention to your children.

If your former partner is making it difficult to raise your children, such as by not allowing them to visit with you, it's important to learn more about your legal rights.

Source: The Huffington Post, "The 18 Best Things You Can Do For Your Kids After Divorce," accessed July 05, 2017

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