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Successful Co-Parenting

December 11, 2015

Parenting Consultant MinnesotaParenting is one of the most important and rewarding jobs that you could ever have. The role of a hands-on parent does not end if the marriage ends. If the process of creating a Co-Parenting Schedule that is in the Best Interest of the Children is not going smoothly, Johnson Mediation can help. As an experienced mediator and Parenting Consultant, we provide assistance with family disputes involving children. Divorced Minnesota parents can be just as nurturing and supportive as married parents when they are able to work together as a Successful Co-Parenting Team.

Co-Parenting as a Team

Children should never feel like they are caught in the middle between disrespectful or angry parents. An Experienced Parenting Consultant can be an advocate in keeping the children’s best interests at the forefront of every aspect of family issues. Johnson Mediation can help with developing Parenting Time Schedules, Financial Decisions and working through Parenting Styles. With the right kind of help, support and resources you and your parenting partner can Co-Parent as a Successful Team.

10 Rules for Divorced Parents

Below, is a list of Basic Rules for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce:

  1. Treat your co-parent with the same amount of respect that you would give to a professional colleague.
  1. Work together as a collaborative team rather than relying on expensive courtroom litigation to decide on family issues.
  1. Always speak respectful of your Co-Parenting Partner in front of the children.
  1. Consult with a Mediator or Parenting Consultant to work out a parenting plan that keeps the children’s best interest in the forefront.
  1. Be mindful that a Fair Parenting Arrangement doesn’t always mean that it provides Equal Parenting Time.
  1. Effective Communication is key to Successful Co-Parenting. Speak in person or use electronic communication rather than using the child as a messenger.
  1. Never put your child in a situation where they must choose sides in a dispute between you and your ex-spouse.
  1. Schedule time to check-in with your co-parent to discuss the child’s progress with school and other activities.
  1. Don’t get caught up in disputes over differing parenting styles or minor household rules. Do however, sit down and discuss major rules, values and religious teachings.
  1. Utilize a web-based calendar to keep track of appointments, activities, pickup times and school events.

Experienced MN Parenting Consultant

Johnson Mediation provides divorcing parents with the assistance needed to form a Successful Co-Parenting Team. Our experience with family issues that involve children is a wonderful asset for Developing a Parenting Plan that is in the best interest of the children. Be cognitive of the 10 Rules for Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce and you will be on your way to forming a nurturing and supportive parenting partnership.

In Minnesota, contact Johnson Mediation for assistance with family issues that involve children. Use our Online Form or Call (952) 401-7599.

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