Co-parenting works best when you work together as a team! When you and your child’s other parent stand as a united front, you can create more consistency and stability for your child. Co-parenting as a team looks like making a plan for discipline to ensure that it is consistent regardless of who your child is staying with or spending time with. It also means making shared decisions and setting consistent rules and guidelines to ensure that your child has clear expectations. Co-parenting as a team also involves supporting one another, especially during life and parenting challenges!
Learning how to co-parent as a team takes time and practice, and it won’t always go as planned. Be sure to give yourself and your co-parent grace as you learn how to navigate this process!