What is Co-Parenting?
Co-parenting (sometimes called “shared parenting”) is when both parents work together as a team to raise their children, even after the marriage or romantic relationship ends. Communication between parents who lead separate lives can be difficult, especially when there are hurt feelings or other emotional barriers. Parents must learn to put these feelings aside when making decisions about their child.
There are many resources to help you learn about co-parenting and communicating as co-parents:
- For Our Children – Learning to Work Together Co-Parenting Guide
- The For Our Children: Learning to Work Together video features children explaining how their parents’ conflict affected them, and offers some positive tips for parents.