I saw this post online over the weekend and was impressed at this separated father's attitude toward his former partner, the mother of his children.

As a family lawyer I appreciate how difficult separation and divorce is, and the impact this can have on the ability to see the good in your ex. However, this father's comment shows a refreshing approach based not on the view he has of his ex, but on how he wants his children to treat people.

It's unlikely this would feel very easy to do , especially soon after separation, but It is clear to see great benefits for the emotional and social development of the children (and for the parents) with this approach.