An attitude of gratitude creates a complete shift in the way you are looking at, and thus experiencing, your co-parenting relationship and the parenting of your children. Being mindful of the power of gratitude, and striving to constantly live in a state of gratitude has the power to change your life. We all have so much to be grateful for – having a roof over our head, food in the refrigerator, clothing covering our bodies. Children are special gifts that are most certainly something to be grateful for. They have changed your life and have taught you how to love unconditionally. They are your teachers, your heart, your most cherished relationship, and your responsibility. You have a responsibility to parent in the best manner you can, to give it your all.
Working with your co-parent, as opposed to against your co-parent, will help you to parent at your highest level. Shifting your mindset with regards to your co-parent to an attitude of gratitude can greatly improve your unified front relationship for the benefit of your children. Focus on the life lessons learned and personal growth you experienced as a result of being in a relationship with your co-parent, and be grateful for those lessons learned and growth achieved. You could have had children with anyone, but your children would not be the same exact children you now have the honor of parenting. This alone is a huge reason to express gratitude towards your co-parent. Without you two being together your children would not be here. There is always something to be grateful for, in your life, the trick is doing the work to focus on what it is and to express extreme gratitude towards it. Anger and gratitude cannot exist simultaneously. Express gratitude, feel good, and live your best life as the parent you have always wanted to be!