Consider the following scenario:
Your ex-partner confronts you and says that you never assisted with the children before separation, and that you were never interested in being a part of any educational decision that had to be made concerning the children. He/she is now saying that you should continue to let them make all such decisions regarding the children. Secretly, you know that this is, in fact, true- not because you don’t care about your children’s lives, but because you work very long hours, that prevents you from attending school functions, and parent-teacher meetings, you live so far apart that you are only able to see the children on school holidays, and, your ex-parter has, in the past, always made sensible decisions regarding the children’s education. Now that you’re separated from the children’s other parent you have been insisting that you must jointly agree on all parenting issues, including education, because it is you ‘right’.
After careful consideration, which of the following would, in fact be a reasonable and child-focussed solution to this situation?