Co-parent Coaching for Families of Divorce, Separation, & High-Conflict Issues
Co-parenting can be exceedingly difficult especially after a divorce. Both parents may still be reeling from the divorce and trying to figure out how to make the co-parenting relationship work can be a daunting task. How to abide by the court ordered parenting plan, figuring out how to maintain a civil co-parenting relationship and emotional challenges of the children are common issues parents face after divorce.
For some parents, co-parenting can be even harder. The ex-spouse may be trying to control the other parent through the child or alienate the child from the ex-spouse. These actions are not only bad for the co-parenting relationship but also have life-long implications for the child. You may feel that you are at your wits end with trying to get on the same page as your co-parent.
Coaching for co-parents can help each parent share what they are concerned about in a safe and in respectful manner. Co-parent coaching is designed to help each come to a mutual understanding without the verbal and emotional attacks and the backlash that causes on children.
How can Co-parent Coaching help?
The goal of coaching is to discover how to:
- Identify parental conflict and how the conflict affects your children
- Encourage and promote positive communication between parents and the parents/children
- Determine communication tools for scheduling and important children’s needs such as changes in schedule, exchanges, academics, healthcare, and extracurricular activities
- Learn to set helpful boundaries and use exclusive decision-making in your own parenting time
- Discussing and recognizing the issues and the impact of outside relationships like extended family and stepparents
- Implementation of discipline as co-parents
How Does Parent Coaching Work?
Each session is individualized based on client need and wants. We start with a complimentary Discovery Session to identify what you would like to work on and ways to reach those goals. From there we pinpoint what you and your child need and how parenting behaviors may need to adjust to meet those goals. After we have identified what you hope to achieve, we can walk through each item and develop action steps to put your goals into place. The last step is to recognize your individual strengths and help you present you best self in a manner you can feel good about with your children and your ex-spouse.
Does Co-parent Coaching Work?
As a coach and from personal experience, I can tell you that learning how to effectively co-parent is a process. I know because I have lived it. With three kids and two additional sets of parents to work with, life can get challenging. Successful co-parenting takes hard work and dedication, but it is absolutely possible.
Schedule your free Co-parenting Discovery Session to find out if this type of coaching is what you need. Whether you choose a single session to get you on track or on-going support there is something for every situation