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Amicable custody approach may benefit New York parents and kids

Wanting to do right by their children is often a goal for most New York parents. Of course, because certain life events are unexpected, it is not always easy to plan for every parenting moment. One situation that can prove particularly difficult for parents to navigate is when it comes to child custody and setting an example for kids after divorce.

However, one man in another area believes that no matter what the situation, parents should strive to do their best for their children. The man became an Internet sensation after he posted an anecdote recounting how he still makes breakfast for his children's mother and helps them give her gifts on her birthday, even though the parents are no longer married. The man stated that he hopes to model good relationship behavior.

Of course, some people found fault in the man's approach because he suggested that all parents should work in such a way to raise good and strong children. Some individuals stated that their custody arrangements would not allow for such interactions or that other issues would stand in the way. As a result, the man replied by stating that such concerns were understandable, but that parents could provide positive examples in other ways.

Though remaining so amicable after divorce can prove difficult for many individuals, this man's situation may help some New York parents believe that they can have manageable child custody arrangements. Though each situation is different, many parents may be able to find terms that allow each parent to have a significant role in their kids' lives. Exploring custody options could help interested parties find the right approach for their circumstances.

Source:, "Dad fires back after critics slam viral Facebook post on divorce", Shari Puterman, June 8, 2017

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