Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex, model Gabriel Aubry, took their 2-year-old daughter Nahla to Disneyland in Anaheim, California last week, according to UsWeekly.  The three were spotted in the land of Mickey Mouse taking pictures, and of course, wearing smiles!

Is an outing with an ex (who also happens to be the biological parent to your child) an ideal situation when kids are involved?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sure, as long as any disagreements or other dramas remain behind closed doors and away from the kids.  Staying platonic with your ex for sake of family ties can strengthen the bond you have with your children.  If you’re planning an excursion with an ex and the kiddies, Cupid has some tips for a successful day:

1. Lay the groundwork: Talk with your ex in private beforehand.  Communication is crucial to maintain peace and civility while you’re out.  Any ulterior moves from either of you will be counterproductive.

2. Keep it simple: If it’s your first attempt at devising this type of plan, keep it light.  Instead of a huge theme park like Disneyland, try the local park – think swings, trees, and paths to stroll down.

3. Keep conversation light: If you experience any awkwardness during the day, bring your focus back to the kids, and enjoy the time you’ve set aside for them.