3 Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Co-Parenting Relationship

Uncategorized Jan 27, 2021

Parenting comes with its fair share of difficulties at the best of times, and when we add divorce to the mix, we’re faced with an extra layer of frustration and stress. 

However, successful co-parenting is vital for our kids' best interests, so we have to learn how to put our own issues aside.

Staying cordial with our exes is easier said than done when we’re struggling with feelings of resentment, anger, and hurt towards them. Top that off with being skeptical of their parenting style, co-parenting is full of landmines. That being said, staying mature in our dealings with them is doable if we’re willing to put in the work. 

So, where do we start? How do we stay focused on the goal of raising our kids and putting their needs first, in spite of the challenges? What can we do to keep our co-parenting relationship as drama-free as possible?

In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for effective co-parenting. 


3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode 

  •  How to set aside the anger we have towards our exes
    Successful co-parenting demands that we put our own emotions aside. That may not always be easy, but we have to remember that co-parenting isn't about our feelings, it's about our kids’ best interests
  • How to communicate more effectively with an ex
    Whenever engaging with an ex, it's a good idea to behave as though our children are in the room with us. Stay neutral and respectful, and approach communication in the same way we would when addressing a colleague. 
  • How to listen more effectively, even if we aren't thrilled with what we're hearing
    Listening is a vital part of effective communication. We have to make sure our co-parents feel heard, even if we don't necessarily agree with their points.

Yes! I need help setting boundaries!