Coparenting 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.

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

~ SAS for Women

Browse through our many Coparenting Articles …

Advice on Custody

Best Advice on Custody for Divorcing Moms

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Determining child custody can be the most challenging aspect…
Coparenting Children’s Birthdays after divorce

Coparenting Through Children’s Birthdays After Divorce

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Despite the high divorce rates, the end of a marriage is never…
Support kids through divorce

7 Ways to Lovingly Support Your Kids Through Divorce

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Whether you’re contemplating, planning, or coparenting after…
When Your Child Refuses to Visit Father

5 Must Do’s When Your Child Refuses to Visit Their Father

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One of the more complex issues in coparenting after divorce is…
Divorce effects on children by Unsplash

Divorce Effects on Children

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When considering the consequences of divorce, effects on children…
Thinking about dealing with coronavirus as a single mom

Dealing with Divorce & Coronavirus as a Single Mom

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Dealing with a divorce is very hard, but dealing with a divorce…
Dealing with joint custody

Joint Custody: What Is It, and How Does It Work?

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I spoke with divorce attorney Kathy Wagner about joint custody…
family learning how to coparent

20 Spot On Steps for How to Coparent Pre- and Post-Divorce

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Whether you are divorced, thinking about getting divorced, or…
Parenting while divorcing with children

Divorcing with Children: A Step by Step Process

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Divorcing with children means having to deal with the consequences…
A family dealing with parental estrangement walking on a dark path alongside a building

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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Figuring out the best coparenting skills while dealing with your…
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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At last, you are finally on the other side of the longest, hardest…
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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Divorce isn’t easy, and the process can be even tougher where…
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,…

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