By Jessica DeRubbo

It seems that Ashlee Simpson is committed to remaining civil with her ex, Pete Wentz. The pair were seen celebrating their son Bronx’s 4th birthday in Studio City, Calif. last week, according to UsMagazine.com. Plus, to make matters more interesting, Wentz had his 24-year-old model girlfriend, Meagan Camper, in attendance as well. The birthday bash had a superhero theme, and according to a source, “The party was great — super fun.”  Kudos to Simpson and Wentz for keeping the peace, especially since Simpson’s parents are in the midst of a bitter divorce.

What are some ways to remain civil with an ex for your children?

Cupid’s Advice:

After a breakup, it can be hard to see the good in the person you used to date. You may be hurt, angry and want nothing to do with them. That said, if children are part of the picture, it’s important to remain civil around your ex. Cupid has some advice:

1. Swallow your pride: It’s often pride pushing you to pushing you toward being rude and angry in your ex’s presence. If you have kids, you absolutely must get over that sense of righteousness and remain civil for their sake. Take a deep breath and put yourself in your child’s shoes.

2. Avoid long conversations: Just because you need to see your ex every now and again, it doesn’t mean you need to get into long drawn out conversations with him or her. Exchange pleasantries, but don’t get into anything that might start an argument. Small talk is key.

3. Come to a mutual understanding: Make sure you and your ex are on the same page. If you’re both committed to keeping the peace around your child(ren), it’ll be a lot easier than if just one of you has that goal.

What are some other ways to keep the peace with an ex around your children? Share your ideas below.