As a parent going through a custody battle, it is likely that you have become quite defensive of your parental abilities. Custody disputes can get tense, so much so that you may have faced ongoing criticism from the other parent in regard to your parenting style, or even been called a bad parent. Statements like these can hurt, and you might even start to doubt yourself.
However, it is important to stand your ground and remember that the child custody courts in the state of Texas always want what is in the best interests of the child in question. Their stance is that it is in the child’s best interests for the child to have a relationship with both of his or her biological parents as long as they do not pose a danger or risk to the child.
How to prove to the courts that you are a good parent
It is important to make a good impression to the child custody courts in every way you engage with them. This means that in order to show that you are committed to being an involved parent, you should always be punctual to any court related appointment and make sure that you are well prepared.
When it comes to child custody, like many other things in life, actions speak louder than words. It’s more important to show that you are a good parent than to say that you are a good parent. This means that you should be making every effort to be involved in every aspect of your child’s life.
Depending on your child’s age, this could mean different things. In general, you should show that you are a loving and supportive parent by making the effort to turn up for school events, taking your child to his or her extra curricular activities as much as you can, and showing that you have invested emotionally in creating a strong bond between you and your child.
Going through the child custody process can be a difficult time for parents, but if you feel that you have been depicted unfairly as a parent or that you have been falsely accused of being an unfit parent, you should take action to resolve these issues.