Nothing feels better than receiving a compliment from your ex on your great coParenting skills. In this case, it’s Ryan Phillippe putting the spotlight on ex wife, Reese Witherspoon.

Getting along in front of the kids is one thing, but as a coParent, if you really want to make your ex feel special for their efforts, why not offer a pat on the back? A kind gesture here and there? Sounds like a great way to kick off the new year. Phillippe sets a fine example, as he spoke with HuffPost Live about how proud he is of he and Witherspoon’s coParenting skills. The couple coParent two children, Ava, 18 and Deacon, 13.

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One of Phillippe’s coParenting comments to HuffPost Live: “I’m proud of the way we’ve handled it and who our little people are.”

Regarding coParenting during the holidays, Phillippe also told ET, “You have to get to that point as a divorced parent… where you’re not putting yourself first.”

We agree! This year, let’s focus on caring for our other coParent. Your children will love you for it.

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About Lori Denman-Underhill

Lori Denman-UnderhillLori Denman-Underhill uses the power of the press to raise awareness about endless causes. She is the Content Director for the company, coParenter.

Mothering is Lori’s top priority. She understands the importance of raising a healthy and happy child. She appreciates the opportunity to offer helpful advice to coParents as a mother and also as a preschool teacher of many years.

As a professional journalist, Lori’s work graces the pages of 20 publications, in print and online. She also attains a BA in Journalism and Sociology from the University of New Mexico and is certified in Childcare Education. For the past eight years, Lori has cared for and worked with young children. She hopes to share her endless amount of childcare knowledge with coParenter readers.