Blog about 1) Having the last word – Giving up having the last word can allow access to better communication. By giving up being right, you allow the person to freely express themselves without becoming defensive. 2) Practice the art of communication – blog about perhaps taking a communications seminar or practice the art of good listening. 3) Motivation – blog about how your children are the motivation behind you setting a good example. It is perfectly okay to set up boundaries and rules with your ex and to do so in a healthy manner that sets the bar for the children’s future is an excellent idea.