You know that part of the reason you’ve gotten a divorce is the likelihood that you’re going to disagree with your ex-spouse. This can be particularly difficult in cases where you have children involved. Even though you are separated from your ex, you still have to work with him or her to co-parent your children.
Co-parenting is needed, because if you don’t speak to one another about activities, day-to-day issues your children are having or unanticipated events, you could end up having a difficult schedule where no one is on the same page.
Parents who struggle to work together as co-parents can participate in a type of mediation known as parenting coordination. With parenting coordination, the coordinator works as a buffer, allowing each parent to discuss issues with him or her. Then, the coordinator works with the parents to come to a solution that works for everyone involved with the least amount of conflict.
A parenting coordinator won’t be able to change your parenting arrangement or create a new one, but he or she could help you and your ex work out any problems you may have when it comes to agreeing on how to raise your children. For example, if you’re meant to have your child on a Wednesday but you and your ex can’t agree on a time that works for both of you, then a coordinator can help you find a solution that allows you to see your child at an appropriate time for everyone involved.
Our website has more information on parenting coordination and how it can help you. Whether you’re having minor disagreements or major problems, a coordinator can usually help.
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