Co-Parenting Communication Skills

Co-parenting can be fraught with very extreme emotions as it is most likely influenced by the pain associated with the process of un-coupling. Children are often the unfortunate “middle-men” as communication between the adults becomes strained. My training in conflict resolution can help to facilitate direct communication and take the kids out of the middle. This is delicate work and some of the most difficult, but extremely important, for the sake of the children.

I ask folks to leave their egos at the door for these sessions, and to stay focused on what is important, the needs of the kids. AND if your separation is amiable, (YAY!), you may still benefit from support with formulating a specific plan for how you would like your family to change in terms of structure and dynamics. It can be helpful to address issues of co-parenting within a collaborative and neutral environment.