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Co-Parenting



All relationships take compromise and all parenting requires flexibility, but co-parenting takes enduring dedication of both adults to maintain respectful and clear communication, boundaries, and expectations of each other—and their children—above and beyond what cohabitating parents experience. Many of us did not envision co-parenting when predicting our ideal family life, and processing our shifting expectations while aligning to each other’s parenting needs, values, and priorities takes intentional effort. Making the time to process our own emotions and experiences as a parent can help us feel centered as we move our families forward.

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Alicia Keys on Co-Parenting with Her Husband and His Ex-Wife

The singer-songwriter, her husband, Swizz Beatz, and his ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere, who wrote the book “Blend,” discuss their difficult but ultimately joyous journey to co-parenting together.

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Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

Protect your child from alienation and loyalty conflicts.

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11 Ways to Make Shared Custody Not Suck

As the song goes, "breaking up is hard to do"—but you can make it easier on your kids. Here's how to rock at co-parenting.

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The Beautiful, Hard Work of Co-Parenting | Joel Leon

"Co-parenting" isn't a buzzword -- it's a way of showing up for your family openly, consistently and lovingly, says storyteller and father Joel Leon.

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The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation

A valuable resource for parents who are transitioning from being married with children to co-parenting together, this handbook will help ensure kids and co-parents thrive.

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Co-Parenting: 30 Tips for How to Co-Parent with Your Ex

It is not divorce or separation that harms children — but conflict between parents, no matter if they are married or divorced, studies find.

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Melody and Martell Explain Co-Parenting To Their Four Kids | Love and Marriage: Huntsville | OWN

Melody and Martell have a family outing with their children, and explain the process of co-parenting to their kids through fun games.

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BIFF for CoParent Communication: Your Guide to Difficult Texts, Emails, and Social Media Posts (BIFF Conflict Communication Series, 3)

"Coparenting is hard in any circumstance and when doing it with someone that has a high conflict personality, can seem impossible. The first step is to admit that you are outmatched in every way except for the ability to learn new skills related to the high conflict personality.

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10 Signs of a Healthy, Effective Co-Parenting Relationship

It takes a lot of work for two parents to get to the point where they can say their co-parenting relationship is going really well. For most families, there is still room for improvement.

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How to Co-Parent as Allies, Not Adversaries | Ebony Roberts and Shaka Senghor

When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their relationship, they made a pact to protect their son from its fallout. What resulted was a poetic meditation on what it means to raise a child together, yet apart.

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