Posted by Henry Allen on Sep 01, 2016
A divorced dad's social media post about co-parenting with his ex-wife has gone viral after he reminded people that they need to put their differences aside and 'be an example' for their children.In a heartfelt Facebook post, the 36-yeard old encouraged divorced parents to 'show each other respect and care' in front of their children.The dad wrote the post after he woke up early to buy flowers, cards and breakfast so his kids could surprise their mom, his ex-wife, on her birthday. But that was the least of his surprises after hearing the mom had fallen on difficult times he decided to give her $120k from a recent inheritance and ensuring she would be able to stay in her current home and continue providing for his children.His post went viral after it was shared by a Facebook page last week. It has been shared nearly 700,000 times since.'Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So I'ma break it down for you all,' wrote.'I'm raising two little men. The example I set for how I treat their mom is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women and affect their perception of relationships.'So if you aren't modeling good relationship behavior for your kids, get your sh** together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you.'The father-of-two told TODAY that he wanted to make it clear that divorced parents shouldn't let negative feelings about each other affect the growth of their children.'We decided early on that we were going to put the effort into co-parenting. We just think it's really important to show each other respect and care in front of the kids.’ 'Kids want to take care of their parents, and they can't do it alone. So if it's a special day like a birthday and the kid doesn't have anything to give to his mom... that doesn't feel so great,' he added.His ex-wife also puts forth the effort and she makes sure their sons, ages four and eight, have a present for him as well. But it's not easy as easy as it’s written.'Divorce can really bring out the worst in people, and it takes work to get the relationship to a point where you can co-parent like this,' he said.What do you think of this story? We are always trying to bring our customers the most interesting news from around the web.So if you enjoyed it – we’d love it if you spent 5 minutes visiting our online store!We have some great items on sale right now – including this BLUE PUFFER VEST SET which you can find out more about by clicking here!And we’d also like to invite you to sign up for our subscription newsletter by entering your email below! Including information on hot sale items, we’ll also be bringing you more fun stories from all around the world!
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