Guidelines & Tips for the Non-Custodial Parent:
Being with your child in the presence of someone else may be uncomfortable for you, at least in the beginnng. You probably have many questions and concerns, and that is perfectly understandable. Do your best to focus on your relationship with your child. Your patience and commitment are important during this time.
Guildlines & Tips for the Custodial-Parent:
Supervised visitation can also be a challenge for you. Typically you have been taking care of your child's everyday needs and have a routine for yourself and your family. Supervised visitation can sometimes feel like 1 more responsiblilty. Of course, you also have concerns and questions about the visits and how they will affect your child. This is understandable. It is also important for the parent who has primary and physical custody of the child to be appropriately prepared for the child's visit with the other parent.
Guildlines & Tips for Both Parents:
Supervised visitation can be difficult and uncomfortable at times. Often there are hurt and angry feelings toward the other parent. It may also seem impossible to have a positive attitude about supervised visitation. Remember that both of you care about your child and your child will benefit by having both parents in their lives whenever possible. We are here to help you focus and often refocus on the main purpose of these visitations.