Advice on Co-Parenting & Single-Parenting

Divorce can cause drastic changes in your life, of which the most crucial are the changing parental roles, and spending only court allocated time with dear ones. In the case of single parenting, one has to bear the daily responsibilities of raising a child or children, and shared parenting or co-parenting is when two or more adults raise a child together irrespective of whether they are the biological parents of the child or whether they are living together post divorce. The struggles of co-parenting can be extremely stressful and since parenting styles tend to differ, a conflict may arise as well. The situation becomes further complicated when a parent remarries or gets involved in a new relationship because of time management issues. It is however, essential for all the parties to always put the interests of child first.

Take a look at some of these articles which talk about the wonderful ways of single-parenting, how one should spur talents in order to cope with such challenges, or the different ways in which co-parenting can be beneficial for you and your child(ren) etc.

6 Crucial Messages When Telling Your Kids About Divorce

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s no surprise that divorce brings up deep insecurities in our children. They can be frightened and unsure about what the future will bring. That’s why

The Handover Book

Leigh Moriarty and Ashley Palmer  A little less than a year ago, myself and my colleague Ashley Palmer created and published the first ever Handover Book which is a communication tool

5 Single Parent Strategies for Communicating with your Child’s Other Parent

London-based Jennifer Broadley has been a successful single parent for many years. She offers some valuable thoughts about how best to communicate with your child's other parent. While some of

Single Parent Panic Attacks: When Overwhelming Moments Overwhelm

Bad Dog... As a single parent, I feel overwhelmed about as often as I take out the trash. I'm not a fan either because I'd like to think that after

Divorce Decisions – Choosing a new Apartment

Your life plan probably didn't include starting over and moving back to your first apartment... the same way as your promise of "I do" turned into "I do not..." The

The Secret Substance To Power Us Through Life’s Greatest Challenges – Talent!

Nothing can bring greater stress than divorce especially to the lives of children. Not only is a picture of stability and hope being shattered in many ways - their parents

What Can I Do If My Former Spouse Keeps Badmouthing Me in Front of Our Child?

“Your father is a worthless loser.” “Your mother is a horrible b**tch.” For children going through or living in the aftermath of divorce, hearing these types of offensive statements from

How Often Can My Parenting Plan Be Revised?

In Illinois, during a divorce, couples with children enter into a parenting plan. Before 2016, this document would be referred to as a custody agreement; however, an Illinois law was