Raising children can be hard, even in the best of circumstances. When you are facing conflicts with other primary caregivers, the challenge is exponentially greater. Co-parenting refers to the ways that caregivers work together (regardless of if they are together or separated) in their roles as parents. Developing techniques, guidelines, and methods to raise a child is not just about the child – it can be beneficial to work with a qualified therapist to determine your unique parenting approaches, as well as how to improve communications. Successful co-parenting requires that caregivers accept that things will change, from the children's developmental issues and milestones, to careers, to the possibility of new relationships and partners. Each situation is inherently unique, and there can be many different dynamics at play (for example, step-parents will likely bring their own parenting styles). If you think you may benefit from some co-parenting support, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today.

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Are you divorce or in a second marriage trying to co-parent together? Are you struggling with working together as a team to parent the kids? Are you grandparents raising your grandchild? Let's work on a plan and practice consistency and co-parenting effectively and positively. Tips to remember with co-parenting: It's not about you; it's messy and hard sometimes; learn new boundaries; know that the legal system doesn't help co-parent. Let's more about how to positively parent!

— Julie Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in , OH

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

Kimberly enjoys working with children and parents who striving to find workable solutions as they come to a better place for their families. Divorce, separation, and going between two homes can be incredibly challenging for parents and children. Kimberly works with children and their parents as they navigate those tricky and often highly conflicted waters. Helping families adjust to new situations and come to creative solutions is a passion for Kimberly.

— Kimberly Hansley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Co-parenting can be a tricky area to navigate. I help you learn coping skills to assist with the feelings of frustration that may arise as well as help you understand new communication strategies that may be helpful to your situation. We work together to build a plan that works best for you and your co-parenting situation.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Whether you are married, partnered, live together, live with your children, or not, if you share a child with someone, coparenting is an issue. Those relationships can be challenging when you don't see eye-to-eye.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

I help couples and/or divorced parents learn to co-parent effectively and am a DCF-Approved Provider of the Family Stabilization parenting course required by the State of Florida.

— Sasha Dimitrjevitch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL

Being part of a blended family myself, I have a passion and unique understanding of what you are going through. Relationships that include exes and stepchildren have unique and complex challenges. I can help you learn to navigate the delicate balance of healthy cooperation with your ex, while establishing appropriate boundaries that honor and protect your current relationship.

— Debby Deroian, Licensed Professional Counselor in Red Bank, NJ

Co-parenting is hard, when one parent does not feel like they are being heard, or respected. There is one thing that both parents can both agree on, and that is the mutual love for their child. The overall goal is to create co-operation in the relationship dynamics of co-parenting.

— Kenya Pace, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

Helping parents married or divorced coparent.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

As parents of a child or children who are not living in the same house, it is possible to co-parent in such a way as to have your children grow up in a healthy, satisfying way. I can help you work toward being a good parent in spite of your differences with your ex.

— Tony Wildey, Marriage & Family Therapist

It's the most important job there is. You don't want to mess this one up--and if you have been messing it up--it's time to get on the right path. Your kids don't deserve the conflict, and they are not tools to be used in your anger. Let's figure it out and do what is best for them. You'll b glad you did in the long run, no matter how much you can't stand your ex.

— Jamie Racine, Clinical Social Worker in Gorham, ME

As a trained divorce mediator (a non-attorney divorce professional), I can work with couples to disentangle their relationship during the process of separation as they consider aspects of co-parenting. Research tells us that the ways in which parents communicate and coordinate following separation have major impacts on child outcomes. I can help you navigate this difficult journey.

— Rachel Diamond, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Co-parenting counseling allows you both an opportunity to talk about the best interests of your children in a neutral environment with my guidance. Acknowledging and exploring some of the anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship is helpful so that you both can focus more fully on parenting issues without the intrusion of “unfinished business” from the past. Accordingly, the focus in treatment is on the difficulties between both of you only as it relates to coparenting.

— Lisa M. Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chandler, AZ