Parenting from two separate homes can be chaotic and frustrating. From the ins and outs of daily life such as homework, soccer practice, and doctor appointments – to the more serious issues such as spirituality, discipline, and holidays – you are constantly working to create a happy, healthy life for your children. And, you are doing so under less than ideal circumstances. You may feel unsupported, misunderstood, alone, resentful, and completely overwhelmed.
We understand how difficult it is and we are excited to help you discover creative ways to manage your time and energy, improve cooperation and communication, establish respectful boundaries, and develop a team-oriented approach to raising your children. We can help you identify and utilize the strengths you already have to begin working towards a co-parenting relationship that is both peaceful and successful. Reaching out is your first step toward having the future you want and deserve.
- Rely on the children to relay messages for you.
- Vent or confide in the children about their other parent/family.
- Make important decisions about educational, religious, or healthcare without including their other parent.
- Interfere in your ex’s timeshare by withholding the children or scheduling activities during the other parent’s time.
- Update each other often about how the children are doing. This can be done via email, text, phone call, etc.
- Commit to positive talk around the children when it comes to their other parent, step-parent, and family.
- Support the children in activities they enjoy, even if that means having to coordinate with your ex during your time with them.
- Encourage the children’s relationship with their other parent/family.