There is nothing easy about supervised visitations.
They make for awkward situations for both parents and kids alike, but if you are required to have supervision during your visits with your kids, there is no way around them. That is why, in our last blog, our family law attorney in Hauppauge went over a few tips to make your supervised visitations more successful. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, now is the time! Today, we will be going over our last few tips for successful supervised visitations.
Tips to make your supervised visits more positive:
- Make it a point to keep any promises you make to your child, and be careful that you don’t make any empty promises. Empty promises will not only make you look bad to your supervisor, they will also make you look bad to your child.
- Make your child the center of the conversations. While it’s important to share details about your life, this is a good time to let your child tell you about their life, how they feel, etc. Ask questions about their interests, hobbies and school, but don’t grill them. If they aren’t freely answering your questions, don’t push them, just move on.
- Avoid talking about your divorce or custody arrangements. Your visitations are your time to connect and have fun with your child, not to complain about the divorce or custody arrangements. You should also avoid saying anything negative about the other parent. This will only confuse your child.
- Take a deep breath, relax and try to enjoy yourself. Your child will take his or her cue from your behavior, so set a good example and be positive.