coParent Planning Guide

This information will help guide coParents through the planning process. This checklist for coParent planning is

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How to Grow as a Child-Centric coParent

coParents often find that they build new skills through their transition from partners/spouses to coParents.

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“Un-Coupling” While Building a coParenting Relationship

You “coupled.” Divorce/separation requires that you “un-couple.” Before we go any further with jumping into

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4 Steps to Overcome the Crisis of Divorce

Divorce or separation is a crisis — a crisis of change: change in family, identity,

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Terms coParents Need To Know

You may be new coParents, or very experienced. Either way, here are some terms that

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Top 3 Tips For Keeping Dating Child-Centric

Introducing new partners is a big transition for everyone, especially the children of divorce. coParents should

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9 Tips For Taking the High Road With Your Ex

All healthy communication originates from and is guided by respect and civility. Wow, so much

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coParent Skills to Live By

Unlike choosing to start a company with a business partner, parents are thrust into the

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Creating Your coParenting Story of Hope

Think for a moment about the story of your own family, your own beginning, that

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Managing Your Child’s (Many) Kid Parties

Duty parent responsibilities regarding your children’s friends’ birthday parties can be delegated, shared, or managed

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Strategies for Faith Activities & Events

The family-focus of many faith communities can make coParenting stressful in the early months of

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Tips to Create Your Summer coParenting Plan

Planning for summer two to three months in advance allows everyone in the family to

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How to Ease Painful Child Separation

A huge challenge in formulating a parenting plan is often the thought of being away

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Tips to Navigate Faith and Religious Practices

Religion and celebration of faith can be an area of deep divide or conflict if

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Six Steps to Accepting Your Divorce

We can’t tell you there’s a “right way” or a “wrong way” to grieve and

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Divorce – Through the Eyes of Our Children

The differences in how children react to divorce and separation are due in part to

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Respecting the coParent’s Parenting Time

A wise move for both coParents is to respect each other’s parenting time. Each parent

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Extended Family – Accept the Help!

When it comes to coParenting, any assistance is truly appreciated. Don’t feel guilty —say yes!

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Top Tips to Communicate with Your Ex

All healthy communication originates from and is guided by respect and civility. We’re going to

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Two 100 Percent coParents

There is no way to get divorced or separated without changing the fabric of your

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New Routines Take Time

Divorce and separation change the most basic routines and connections in family life. Everyone’s daily

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coParenting Basics

Here are some great basic steps to follow as a coParent. Remember, the goal is

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Keys to Successful Two-Home Transitions

Help children succeed at managing the challenges of their two-home family. Children’s capacity for tracking

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Child-Centered Transitions

Transitions represent a changing of the guard – a  letting go of one parent’s hand

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coParenting Goals: What’s Best for the Kids

coParents often disagree about the ending of their relationship and they may disagree about protocols,

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Rules for the coParenting Road

A coParenting relationship, like any relationship, takes work and takes effort to build familiarity, trust

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Collaborative Practice: A Good Choice for Your Family?

What is Collaborative Practice? A model of negotiation where each parent is supported by professionals

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Answering Kids’ Difficult Questions

Children in divorce and separation often have questions and they can arrive at the least

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The Divorce Team Checklist

When the reality of divorce hits, it is best to gather a team that will

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Kids Journey Through Divorce & Separation

There’s no such thing as a perfect family, childhood or residential schedule. Our job as

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