Co-Parenting in Divorce


Ensuring the well-being of your child during divorce requires co-parenting. It’s essential to address personal feelings about your ex-spouse privately, away from your child. Demonstrating healthy relationships and positive behavior with your co-parent is vital for your child’s well-being. Given the challenges of transitioning between households, actively contributing to creating two consistent and positive environments is key. Here are some suggestions for successful co-parenting to promote your child’s well-being:

● Try to match household rules and expectations.

● Never criticize the other parent in front of your child. In fact, try to praise, “Your mom always makes sure you have healthy food. She really loves you. Your dad always links you with your friends. He knows that’s important to you.”

● Don’t let your kid complain about the other parent to you. Instead, say, “ “Oh, that sounds like a challenge! Talk to your father about that. If that conversation doesn’t go well, then let me know and I’ll see if I can address it with him.”

As you navigate this time of transition, remember your collaborative efforts in co-parenting create a resilient and supportive base that allows your child to thrive. If you need support to navigate divorce as a parent, we are here to help. We offer family-parent therapy to help you create strategies to ensure stability or navigate co-parenting conflicts.