- Realise that the children actually have two homes and families that they belong to. This means that the children are also part of the other family. It should be made possible, in as far as is possible, for the children to continue with their contact with the other parent.
- Talk to each other. We have found that when one parent decides to cancel care arrangements without discussing it first, it is frustrating for the other parent. Try to talk to each other in person or by phone to make decisions like these together.
- If you are dealing with an ex-partner who decides to put the care arrangement on hold for 14 days, try to keep the peace in the interest of the children. However difficult this is to do, keep trying! Hopefully in another six months this will all be over.
- Video contact. If the care arrangement cannot proceed, make an effort for your children to connect with their other parent through FaceTime or Skype.
- If you cannot reach an agreement, you can call on the help of a mediator or the Wijkteam, a support team in your neighbourhood.
In the interest of the children
In any case, we hope that these uncertain times may also bring parents a little closer together. Either way, parents will be obliged to consult with each other. Parents should take their responsibility to find a solution for their problem, however unreasonable the other parent may be. Children need both of their parents. For tips you can always call us or send an email.