Parents don’t necessarily want someone watching them while they visit and interact with their children. Unfortunately, there are situations during divorce cases and other times where supervised visits are ordered by the court.
When this happens, you may be frustrated and even angry. However, you shouldn’t let these emotions impact the time you have with your children. With limited time to see them, you need to make the most of it. Some tips to help you do this can be found here.
Don’t focus on the negative
As mentioned above, it’s easy to get caught up in everything negative about the situation. However, if you do this, your feelings may pass on to your children, which can cause a tense, unhappy time together. Instead, focus on your children rather than the fact you are being supervised.
Figure out what you want to do ahead of time
Having a plan for your supervised visits is smart. It will ensure you can make the most of your time. If you know your children love to color or play a certain board game, be sure to take the items you need along. In some situations, you may be able to request the visit occur at a park or even a restaurant where you and your children have the chance to do other things together.
Making the most of your supervised visits
While supervised visitation is not ideal for most parents, it usually is not permanent either. You can also fight the supervised visits legally. If you choose this route, just make sure to keep showing up and following the rules to prove that you can take care of your children in an unsupervised setting.