Are You Co-Parenting With Your Ex?
Parenting through divorce can produce painful challenges that can be resolved. Knowledge is the most fundamental parenting tool. Without education and knowledge you will be confused and lack confidence.
Learning to parent as a divorced couple can be hard, but many parents actually find it easier to parent together after a split. Some parents become better parents after divorce as many of the marital issues fall away. Others find that they are faced with a variety of issues including inconsistent parenting styles, parental alienation, adjusting children with special needs, and managing children’s schedules, to name a few.
Parenting in general is one of the hardest jobs in the world, so having to co-parent with someone you don’t respect or even like can make this already challenging life role even harder. The good news is that you don’t have to like your ex or approve of their life choices to co-parent together.
HERE’S HOW DIVORCE DETOX CAN HELP:
Planning: We will work with you to come up with a co-parenting plan, by creating systems that work for you and your children.
Education: We will educate you about healthy, adaptive parenting styles so you can get on the same page or at least pick and choose what will work for you in your household.
Relating: We can help you understand what your child is trying to communicate. and how to best respond to him or her based on age, temperament, personality and your ongoing relationship. Having a professional opinion on developmentally appropriate interventions will help you to co-parent more effectively.
Communication: We will teach you how to have productive conversations, and how to avoid bringing your own emotions and “stuff” into your co-parenting process.
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER:
Co-Parenting is optimal when both parents are 100% committed to working together. However, this is not necessarily the norm. Frequently, each parent has different ideas about raising their children and at least one parent has difficulty communicating with the other.
We can work with you individually or with your ex. Your first appointment will include a thorough assessment of your current circumstances. We then work with you to set goals and to meet them for the most effective and efficient results.