Co-parenting is a term used to describe the shared relationship and shared responsibility of two parents who are separated or divorced. As co-parents, the goal is for couples raise their children in a cooperative manner and make decisions that mutually benefit all family members. Co-Parenting Consultation provides parents an opportunity to understand the ways in which the family transition may impact their children and help them make child-centered decisions aimed at meeting their children’s developmental needs.
As a Co-Parent Consultant, I bring a psycho-educational and child-centered perspective to your separation and divorce so that you can best determine when and how to share this decision with your children.
I bring this same perspective as we develop your Parenting Plan so that access, schedules and other decisions can be customized to suit your child’s and your family’s needs and best interests. My approach focuses on working jointly with spouses to help them recognize the strengths each parent brings to their parenting relationship with their children, as well as how they can learn to respect their parenting differences and work together to minimize inconsistencies, wherever possible.
Our meetings result in either a compromise on particular issues, or a negotiation of ways to present those differences to their children. I can also meet with your children to hear their concerns and challenges bringing their voice into our discussions and your decision-making process.