Keeping Your Children Healthy Today and In The Future
When children experience conflict between their parents, it can be emotionally harmful in the moment. But recent studies bring to light something even more concerning: parental conflict can negatively impact a child's long-term health.
In 2017, researchers found that adults whose parents never spoke and lived apart during their childhood were more than three times more likely to catch colds compared to adults whose parents lived together or those whose parents simply maintained communication even when living apart. Distressing transitions like divorce can greatly impact a child's health today, but the risk of long-term health consequences can be reduced when parents take measures to maintain a working relationship and positive communication for their children's benefit.
When raising children together after divorce, it is important co-parents maintain lines of clear communication and keep each other informed on everything related to their children. That said, the way in which parents keep these lines of communication open matters. If phone calls and emails simply lead to more conflict or confusion, it may be time to try a different method of communication.
Improve Co-Parenting Communication with OurFamilyWizard
The OurFamilyWizard website is built to support co-parents in sharing information and communicating effectively between homes. Features on OFW are built with tools and templates that require parents to provide certain, specific details in order to keep things as clear as possible. This helps to eliminate long-winded messages and arguments between parents over not having complete information about child-related matters.
OurFamilyWizard provides a platform for co-parent communication to be had while keeping the children shielded from conflict. This way, kids can focus on being kids rather than worry about being their parents' messengers or overhearing distressing conversations.
When you use OFW for communication, your communication is kept secure and private from those who should not see it but is easy for you to report on and share with your family law or mental health professionals.
Prioritizing positive co-parenting communication today can have a great impact on the health of your children both today and into the future. Check out this infographic to learn more about why your co-parenting matters.