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Nov 18, 2020

Parenting is challenging at the best of times, and divorce only adds an extra layer of frustration and exhaustion to the mix. If we want to act in our children’s best interests, we have to push past the obstacles and prioritize co-parenting. 


Staying in communication with our exes after a divorce isn’t always easy, especially when we’re still going through emotions like anger, resentment, and hurt. Is it possible to push those feelings aside completely and keep our kids at the center of every interaction?


How can we make sure our issues with our former spouses are off the table whenever we’re making decisions about our kids, and what can we do to keep our communications as neutral as possible?


In this episode, I explain how to keep calm when co-parenting. 


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When you think about your co-parent as the father or mother of your children, rather than your ex, you’ll see them in a less emotionally-charged light. -Wendy Sterling


3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode 


  • How to keep your emotions in the backseat as a co-parent:

    It’s completely normal to feel angry or bitter towards our exes after a divorce, but we have to make sure those feelings don’t dictate our actions. Keep a happy memory on hand to think of any time things feel too overwhelming in order to avoid lashing out or losing sight of what’s most important: our children’s needs. 

  • How to improve communication with your co-parent:

    When dealing with our former spouses, staying neutral is key. Commit to listening to what the other person is saying and approach every conversation with respect, even if we choose to disagree with them.

  • How to co-parent as a team even if you’re parallel parenting:

    Co-parenting requires consistency, and there are certain guidelines both households should stick to, especially when it comes to rewards or punishment. That being said, we should also always leave room for flexibility. We have to pick our battles wisely.