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Co-parenting with your ex-partner

Co-parenting counseling helps families that are going through a separation or divorce. The goals are to improve communication and conflict resolution skills and develop a co-parenting plan for the future that is in the best interest of the child or children. This is a struggle that many parents deal with.

The definition of co-parenting is a process where two parents work together to raise a child. This is what most parents lack…the “working together” part. As a parent, you must remember that this is all about your child not what you want or use your child as a weapon when you argue with your ex. Although talking to an ex is hard, you must remember that your child will suffer long term effects like anxiety, depression and even resentment if you bad mouth the other parent. Children remember this and never want to be put in the middle.

Children sometimes feel that they are put in a position that they have to choose between mom or dad. Children mostly want things to be fair and equal. Communication is also crucial to successful co-parenting. You can definitely minimize communication, but you should never completely eliminate it. As co-parents, you’ll need ongoing communication to be able to coordinate your child’s life.

Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our “Co-Parenting” counseling.

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