How Divorced Parents Can Become Co-Parenting Pros

Raising a child between two different households is a challenging feat, and the situation only becomes more complicated when the two parents are recently divorced.

Along with all of the other major life transitions that come with a divorce, parents must learn the art of co-parenting. Here are some tips that will get you off to a good start.


Write Down the Rules

Alyson Schafer

It is not always possible or practical to have the child abide by the same rules in both households. Each parent needs to write down the rules for their household. Explain the rules as well as consequences for breaking them to the child, and keep them displayed in an easily seen area.


Focus on the Child

Our Family Wizard

Coparenting is done for the benefit of the child. It has nothing to do with the relationship with your ex. Do not allow disdain for an ex-partner to cloud out love for the child. Make decisions that are in the best interest of the child, even when it is difficult.

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