Co-Parenting Articles

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According to family researchers, the term “coparenting” refers to the support that adults provide for one another in the raising of children for whom they share responsibility (McHale 1995). Effective coparenting, according to the family theorist/therapist Salvador Minuchin, are relationships that assure that the children are receiving adequate care, control and nourishing, as defined by prevailing cultural mores.

In reality, coparenting, and what leads up to it, can look like many things. Maybe you are thinking about divorce, but staying right where you are because of your children. Or, maybe you’re dealing with an angry teen who won’t express his feelings. Or is your daughter openly blaming you for destroying the family? Are you trying to coparent with a narcissist? What are the warning signs for that, and everything else? How do you survive divorce and still be that Force Majeure you know your kids need?

Discover below many articles on the challenges of coparenting. Learn the four basic ground rules all divorced parents should live by in this article and continue on to discover the diverse approaches to successfully co parenting with your Ex. Good parenting through your divorce requires an understanding of yourself, your triggers, and your ability to align with your intention to ‘do no harm.’

Do you want that — and more?

Consider Meetup.com for a support group near you — or begin instead by learning what makes a “good” parenting or divorce support group.  Knowing that will help you connect with like-minded people endeavoring to learn and grow through this confusing and overwhelming process, too.

Or, if you prefer the company of women in a guided journey parenting and coparenting through divorce, consider our virtual online class, Gaia’s Group.

Or, reach out to explore what personalized support would mean for you. As mothers, and women, we often seek support only after we’ve tended to those we love. Going through divorce requires we shift that paradigm and open ourselves to receiving.

“At the end of the day, we discovered we had to choose to not do divorce alone.” ~ SAS for Women

Designed to support you  — as you support your children  — through one of the toughest moments in your lives, Gaia’s Group cultivates your capacity to (co)(parallel) parent wisely. Read more …

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BROWSE ARTICLES ON THE TOPIC OF CO-PARENTING

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When is it Parental Estrangement and When is it Parental Alienation?

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Divorce is full of big words—the ones the lawyers and courts…
parental alienation syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Is It? And How to Cope

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Children who have been trained to not like one of their parents…
Best coparenting skills

8 Skills for the Best Coparenting

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what to do when your child acts like your Ex-husband

What to Do When Your Child Acts Like Your Ex-husband

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badmouthing your children

Why Badmouthing Your Coparent Hurts Your Child

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Once we get married, most of us assume that we’ll spend the…
Coparenting through divorce

Coparenting Through Divorce: Drug Use, Drug Testing and Family Court

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Communicating through divorce can be challenging.

Challenges of Communicating Through Divorce When You Have Kids

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Problems with communication are often cited as a leading cause…
Divorcing mother and daughter

How to Tell Your Grown-Up Children You Are Divorcing

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Telling your children that you and their father are splitting…
Parenting Through Divorce is not a cake walk

Parenting Through Divorce: 8 Things NOT to Do

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Being a parent always offers a healthy dose of challenges,…
How to coparent when you hate your ex

How to Coparent When You Absolutely Hate Your Ex

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Cutting the rope and letting go of a difficult Ex can be freeing—empowering…
Freezing your eggs

Freezing Your Eggs in the Event of Divorce

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Change is a reality. Sometimes, we want to embrace it to help…
35 divorce books on divorce for your head and heart

35 Best Books on Divorce: How to Think Smart and Protect Your Heart

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Are you in that awful place of looking to teach yourself about…
Divorce with kids can be challenging.

8 Things to Get You Through Divorce with Kids

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It seems a truism that parenting is hard. But when you're in…
Coparenting with a narcissist

Coparenting with a Narcissist

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A person with narcissistic personality disorder has a veneer…
Conscious uncoupling it is still a thing?

Conscious Uncoupling: Is It Really Still a Thing?

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin brought conscious uncoupling…
Grown up woman talks to divorced mom

What My Grown-Up Self Would Tell My Divorced Mom

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Parents always wonder about the children when they get divorced.…
How Divorce Affects Children and families

Divorce and Children: The Not So Secret Way to Get Through Divorce Without Breaking up the Family

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Divorce is complicated. Divorce and children? That's when uncomplicating…

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