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
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Free Divorce Resources for Women. Did You Know About These?
Just the idea of getting divorced can be overwhelming. There are so many emotions, fears,…Read More
How Can a Court Custody Order Be Changed?
To parents, one of the most important aspects of the divorce process is custody of…Read More
Child Support: 5 Things Mothers Must Know
Divorce involves a lot of financial questions – will I get maintenance? How will we…Read More
41 Things to Remember When Coparenting with a Narcissist
Divorcing with children is one of the hardest things you may ever do. But doing…Read More
Understanding the Difference Between Coparenting and Parallel Parenting
Of all the complexities, strategies, and obligations involved in a divorce, none are as important…Read More
Dating After Divorce: When Your Kids Say NO
When it’s finally over, when you now check off a new box for “marital status,”…Read More
Best Advice on Custody for Divorcing Moms
Determining child custody can be the most challenging aspect of the divorce process. It’s important…Read More
Coparenting Through Children’s Birthdays After Divorce
Despite the high divorce rates, the end of a marriage is never easy—especially when you’re…Read More
7 Ways to Lovingly Support Your Kids Through Divorce
Whether you’re contemplating, planning, or coparenting after divorce, if you’re a parent it’s vitally important…Read More
5 Must Do’s When Your Child Refuses to Visit Their Father
One of the more complex issues in coparenting after divorce is balancing your needs with…Read More
Divorce Effects on Children
When considering the consequences of divorce, effects on children are perhaps the most impactful and…Read More
Dealing with Divorce & Coronavirus as a Single Mom
Dealing with a divorce is very hard, but dealing with a divorce and coronavirus as…Read More
Joint Custody: What Is It, and How Does It Work?
I spoke with divorce attorney Kathy Wagner about joint custody recently. She shared some critical…Read More
20 Spot On Steps for How to Coparent Pre- and Post-Divorce
Whether you are divorced, thinking about getting divorced, or somewhere in-between, it’s hard to maintain…Read More
Divorcing with Children: A Step by Step Process
Divorcing with children means having to deal with the consequences of ending your marriage as…Read More
When is it Parental Estrangement and When is it Parental Alienation?
Divorce is full of big words—the ones the lawyers and courts toss around, the ones…Read More
Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Is It? And How to Cope
Children who have been trained to not like one of their parents are often seen…Read More
8 Skills for the Best Coparenting
Figuring out the best coparenting skills while dealing with your Ex isn’t always easy. After…Read More
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