Coparenting

These kids of divorce don’t worry about what is healthy co-parenting, but their parents should.

What Is Healthy Co-Parenting?

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 19, 2018

Here are 12 of the most important characteristics of healthy co-parenting. Parenting children is challenging. Co-parenting after divorce can be especially challenging…and anything but healthy. So what is healthy co-parenting? And how can two people who couldn’t get along well enough to stay married be expected to co-parent like adults? The norm for child custody…

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When co-parenting, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do.

Co-Parenting: What Not To Do

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 27, 2018

Knowing these co-parenting what-not-to-do’s will help you be a better parent post-divorce. Co-parenting after divorce is tough. But did you know you can make it even harder for yourself, your ex and your kids? That’s why when it comes to co-parenting, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do.…

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How to survive co-parenting with your ex and their new partner.

How To Survive Co-Parenting With Your Ex AND Their New Love

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 28, 2017

  You can survive just about anything when you focus on your kids. Some people have it so easy. They’re actually friends with their ex and so learning how to co-parent after divorce comes naturally and easily for them. Then there’s everybody else who has ever gotten divorced with kids. Everybody else struggles with how…

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This father learned how to discuss co-parenting issues without losing his cool for his son’s sake.

How To Discuss Co-Parenting Issues Without Losing Your Cool

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 6, 2017

Use these 5 tips and create a collaborative co-parenting relationship – for your kids’ sake. Co-parenting is tough. Somehow, you’re supposed to suddenly change how you think about your former spouse. You’re supposed to be emotionless toward them. You’re supposed to see them as a business partner in the business of raising your child(ren) and…

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3 Tips For Raising An INCREDIBLE Child, Even If Your Ex Sucks

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 6, 2017

  How to give them what they need – even when they’re not with you. Kids need love, emotional support, consistent discipline, and structure to thrive. And you definitely want your child to thrive. Yet, when you divorce, your ability to meet all of your child’s needs without fail becomes impossible – and not because…

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How To Win Your Next Co-Parenting “Conversation”

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 2, 2017

These 5 tips will help you feel victorious! Making the transition from one half of a married couple with kids to being a co-parent is tough. One part of you never wants to see – much less communicate – with your ex ever, Ever, EVER again! But another part recognizes that your ex is your…

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Child whose parents are each struggling with co parenting with a toxic ex.

What You MUST Do If You’re Co Parenting With A Toxic Ex

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 27, 2017

These 6 tips will help you become a better co parent despite how poisonous your ex is. People call their ex toxic for a lot of different reasons – from anger about the divorce, fear about their ex’s parenting abilities, abuse, narcissism, alienating the children, and addiction. This wide range of descriptions makes it really…

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Boundaries when co parenting are critical to raising happy, healthy kids.

How To Set Boundaries When Co Parenting With A Narcissist

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 31, 2017

Implementing these boundaries when co parenting will make parenting with your narcissistic ex easier. One of the reasons your marriage ended in divorce was because living with a narcissist just wasn’t worth it any longer. You hoped that by getting divorced your life would be infinitely better. You’d do your work to overcome the PTSD…

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No child is doomed when co parenting is impossible after divorce.

When Co Parenting Is Impossible

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 2, 2017

Coparenting isn’t always the best choice for raising happy, healthy kids after divorce. As idyllic as many divorce professionals make coparenting sound for parents who don’t live together, sometimes it’s just impossible to do. Some reasons co parenting is impossible include: A parent is actively abusing alcohol, drugs or another substance A parent is incarcerated…

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Who does co-parenting benefit? The kids, but there are others.

Who Does Co-Parenting Benefit?

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 17, 2016

Co-parenting is not just about the kids. Co-parenting is a term that most people don’t hear until they’re separating or divorcing. But the truth is that co-parenting is the ideal way to parent regardless of marital status. (Although, ideal doesn’t mean it will work best for you and your situation.) That’s because parents who raise…

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Halloween ideas like carving jack-o-lanterns are great for celebrating with your kids post-divorce.

11 Halloween Ideas For Celebrating With Your Kids Post-Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 16, 2016

Don’t let not having your kids on the 31st prevent you from celebrating Halloween with them! Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season. From October 31st on, the parties, shopping, anticipation and, if you’re recently divorced, dread begin. Why dread? Because now it’s sinking in that being with your children for all the holidays…

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Your kids are worth you knowing how to co-parent with your ex.

How To Co-Parent With The Enemy

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 15, 2016

You can’t co-parent if you’re still waging war. Your kids deserve much better from you. Some divorces are easy. Unfortunately, most aren’t. Most divorces are really, really hard to get through. And the worst ones? Those are the ones where the divorce became a war and the former spouses still view each other as the…

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