By Cortney Moore

In custody battle celebrity news, Louis Tomlinson, member of One Direction, is filing for more time with his celebrity baby, Freddie Reign. Tomlinson ended his celebrity relationship with Briana Jungwirth in December of last year, but has remained a doting father since the split. According to People.com, the 24-year-old singer has motioned for “50/50 physical and legal custody.” At this time, it is unclear if Tomlinson’s motion will be granted. However, an insider told People that the former couple are currently working to figure out long-term custody and child support plans for this in demand celebrity baby.

This celebrity baby news has us cringing a bit. What are some ways to make decisions about your children with your ex in a civil way?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sharing a child isn’t always easy, especially when you’re no longer with their mother or father. But shared custody shouldn’t be a miserable experience. Cupid is here to help you make your shared custody civil:

1. Hold your tongue: Even if you’re no longer fond of your ex, it won’t be helpful to speak badly about them in front of your children. You don’t want to confuse your children, so it’s best to hold your tongue if you can’t say anything nice.

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2. Schedule time: Being realistic about the time you can dedicate to your children will help with figuring out custody. Don’t make grabs for extra time if you can’t actually spend it with them. Your children shouldn’t be neglected.

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3. Communicate: A great way to keep the peace is by having a mutually agreed means of communication. Arguments can be prevented when there’s understanding, and this way you’ll know what your children are up to when they’re visiting your ex and vice versa.

Have experience with shared custody? Share your stories below in the comments.