Co-Parenting Blog

Child-Centered Divorce Month: an interview with Rosalind Sedacca

child-centered divorce month
Posted by the coparently team on January 08, 2016

What is International Child-Centered Divorce Month? ICCD Month is dedicated to alerting parents about the effects of divorce on children – and how to prevent emotional and psychological damage to children during and after a divorce. In recognition of International Child-Centered Divorce Month divorce experts around the world will be...


Co-Parenting the coparently Way

Co-parenting the coparently way
Posted by coparently team on November 04, 2015

coparently is an online calendar and communication tool that provides parents with a simple way to organize and manage shared parenting. We built coparently because we passionately believe that children need and deserve to have a loving relationship with both parents, even if their parents aren't together anymore. We also...


Co-parenting Through the Holidays

co-parenting through the holidays
Posted by coparently team on September 24, 2015

The Holiday season is fast approaching. With it comes all those familiar stress factors for divorced and separated families. The Holidays bring home the thought of coming together as a family. It's often thought that a successful holiday season means one big, happy family enjoying the festivities together. In movies,...


Back to School Co-Parenting tips

back to school
Posted by the coparently team on August 20, 2015

Co-parenting through summer can challenging and you might well be looking forward to getting back to your normal parenting time schedule. But for kids, going back to school can be an overwhelming time. Around about now is when children start worrying about which teacher they'll have; if their friends will...


Telling Your Kids About Your Divorce

Telling Kids About Divorce
Posted by coparently team on July 22, 2015

When parents divorce or separate, one of the biggest concerns is the impact it will have on their children. The decision to separate is not usually made quickly or easily and the process of ending a relationship is difficult. This is an emotional time for both parents and children and...


Co-Parenting Tips for Father's Day

Co-Parenting Father's Day
Posted by coparently team on June 18, 2015

Father's Day is a great opportunity for your children to show their appreciation and love for their dad. If you are recently divorced or separated, then celebrating anything about the other parent can be a bitter pill to swallow. But this is one of those times when you need to...


Co-Parenting Through the Summer

Co-Parenting Through the Summer
Posted by coparently team on June 10, 2015

Summer for divorced and separated parents can be a challenging time to manage child custody arrangements. With the end of the school year fast approaching, now is a great time to review your co-parenting plan with your co-parent. Even the most comprehensive co-parenting agreements will most likely need some adjustments...


Co-Parenting After Divorce: 6 Point Plan to Stay Connected to Your Kids

Co-Parenting after Divorce
Posted by Sara Gabriella on May 13, 2015

Divorce turns the life of parents and children topsy-turvy. There are new living arrangements and different schedules to abide by, all while adjusting to the emotional transition of a family that was once whole splitting into two. It's important to focus your attention and efforts on maintaining a strong relationship...


Co-Parenting With Your Ex: How to Set Boundaries

co-parenting with your ex
Posted by Haber & Associates on May 11, 2015

Going through a divorce is a messy process. Indeed, having to air dirty laundry, allocate assets, and separate from someone you planned to be with forever, is often too much trauma for one to bear. What's more, these issues are almost always heightened when there are children involved. Lines are...


Child Custody Explained

Child Custody Explained
Posted by coparently team on May 04, 2015

Divorcing parents face a myriad of child custody decisions. Will they share joint physical custody? Will one parent have sole custody and the other visitation? What are the arrangements for important medical or education decisions? Will they be joint decisions or will one parent be the decision-maker? When sharing custody,...


Family Mediation and Parenting Coordination For Divorced Families

Family Mediation and Parenting Coordination For Divorced Families
Posted by Diane on behalf of Colgan & Associates on April 24, 2015

Second only to property division, child custody, support, and parenting plans form the most contentious part of divorce proceedings. Parents whose parenting styles are already divergent may find the stress of divorce launching them into a full battle over parenting decisions. And parents are human, so they sometimes use disputes...


Co-Parenting: 10 Tactics For Positive Communication

Co-Parenting: Tactics For Positive Communication
Posted by Coparently team on April 16, 2015

When parents decide to divorce or separate, their first concern is "how is this going to affect my children?". Studies shows that the best way to help your children is to ensure they have an ongoing, stable and loving relationship with both of us. This gives kids the best chance...


Divorce Is The Worst

divorce is the worst
Posted by Teresa Virani on April 10, 2015

Kids are told, "it's for the best," and one day it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst. Divorce Is The Worst is a new children's book by illustrator and author Anastasia Higginbotham. By using illustrations, storytelling, and activities, the author empowers children to understand that divorce...


Parenting Time After Divorce or Separation

parenting time
Posted by coparently team on March 27, 2015

If you're separating or divorcing from your partner and you have children, you need to agree how you will care for your children, how each of you will be involved in your children's lives and how you are going to manage parenting time. When you're making decisions about parenting arrangements...


4 Pillars of Co-Parenting

pillars of co-parenting
Posted by coparently team on March 20, 2015

In our last post we wrote about common co-parenting mistakes and what steps you can take to avoid them. In this post, we are defining the four pillars you need to build a strong and effective co-parenting relationship that puts your children first. Work with your co-parent to...


5 Common Post Divorce Parenting Mistakes (and what you can do about them)

divorce parenting mistakes
Posted by coparently team on March 12, 2015

Co-parenting is fraught with problems. After divorce or separation, emotions can run high which can make it hard for parents to cooperate with each other and focus on what is best for their children. You will make mistakes. We all do. What's really important is having the ability to recognize...


Co-Parenting Survival Guide for Spring Break

Co-Parenting for Spring Break
Posted by coparently team on March 05, 2015

Spring Break is upon us, and it's usually a fun and busy time for families. It's meant to be an opportunity for some much needed rest, relaxation and fun for both kids and their parents. But for separated and divorced families, it is often a cause of stress and conflict....


Children & Divorce: What I wished my divorcing parents had known

children and divorce what I wish my parents had known
Posted by Hanif Virani, Co-founder and CEO on February 26, 2015

I was 10 when my parents told me that they were getting a divorce. It's not like it was a huge surprise or anything. The writing had been on the wall for a long time. But somehow it was still a huge shock to the system when they finally told...


Parenting After Separation or Divorce

parenting after separation
Posted by Coparently team on February 17, 2015

The lives of millions of families are impacted by divorce or separation every year. The overriding concern for most parents is how to protect their children. Studies show that children do best when they continue to have an ongoing stable relationship with both parents. This means when parenting is shared...


The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children

parental alienation
Posted by Galbraith Family Law on February 13, 2015

A child's life is changed forever when her or his parents make the decision to divorce. Even the most amicable split creates enormous stress on the family unit. It's important that during this time you and your spouse remember your child's needs come first. Steps should be taken to ensure...


Co-Parenting: Choosing a Parenting Schedule

coparently parenting schedule
Posted by Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW on February 05, 2015

When couples with children begin the very difficult process of divorce, one of the most important issues to decide upon is the parenting schedule. I'm often asked, "What is the best parenting plan?" But there is no right answer, because each situation is different and the plan has to work...


How Divorce & Separation Impact Children

impact of divorce on children
Posted by coparently team on January 30, 2015

At coparently we like to share ideas and advice that helps parents navigate their way through divorce or separation and help with their new roles as co-parents. We discovered this insightful TEDx talk from Professor Tamara D. Afifi looking at the impact of divorce on children. We wanted to take...


Parenting Your Teen: 4 Reasons You’re Having Trouble Talking to Your Teen

father making teenage son do homework
Posted by Steven Cessario on January 20, 2015

If only you could read your teenagers mind! You might finally find out what goes on in that head of his? Would you finally know what to say? Maybe. Or maybe you would discover things you would never want to know. A lot of parents say, READ MORE

Transitioning from Spouses to Co-Parents: Strategies that Work

child on swing
Posted by Lisa Gabardi, Ph.D. on January 06, 2015

A New Business Relationship Once divorced, parents need to transition from being spouses to co-parents. This can be an awkward and difficult process. It may feel strange and uncomfortable, but believe me, new interactions that are different and uncomfortable can be better than comfortably familiar but unpleasant and painful. You...


Teach children kindness and spread some Holiday cheer

mother baking with daughter
Posted by coparently team on December 19, 2014

In a day and age where we're constantly hurrying to and from obligations, events, and appointments, it is more important than ever to really feel the true meaning of the holidays. It's a time in life where you have a great chance to sit down with your child and teach...


Post-divorce Co-Parenting Pitfalls – The 3 Communication Traps To Avoid

parents arguing
Posted by Karen Becker on December 05, 2014

We all know we're supposed to communicate as co-parents. We also all have the intention to be the best parents we can be for our children and we want to shield them from the bad things in life. So why do so many couples have a huge breakdown in communication...


Managing Divorce With Children: Advice for divorced parents

manage divorce with children
Posted by Fine & Associates on November 19, 2014

A divorce is never an easy process. It is a taxing ordeal on both spouses, and if there are children involved, their feelings need to be considered as well. Children will experience a wide range of emotions when dealing with a divorce, such as anger, confusion, fear or guilt. It...


Helping Your Kids Get Through Your Divorce

helping kids through divorce
Posted by coparently team on October 07, 2014

If you are a parent and you’ve made the difficult decision to separate, most likely your overriding concern is how will it affect the kids? And how are you going to tell them? As parents we naturally want to protect our children from pain and suffering. This is an incredibly...


Divorce Support - 3 tips on what not to do for successful co-parenting

divorce support video
Posted by coparently team on October 03, 2014

Our CEO, Hanif Virani was interviewed this week by Joanie Winberg & Rosalind Sedacca on The Divorce View. The Divorce View provides expert insights, tips and tools to support you -- and the children you love -- during and long after your divorce. In the interview Hanif talks about the...


Parenting After Divorce : The 8 Step Method for Success

family happy after divorce
Posted by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT on September 25, 2014

Parenting through and after a divorce can be frustrating, confusing and complex. However, parents around the world are successfully dealing with the challenges of co-parenting and raising happy, well-adjusted children. There are many factors that influence how effective you are as a parent. In this article, we will look at...


Children and Divorce : Effective Tips for Parents

children divorce
Posted by the coparently team on September 18, 2014

For families, divorce is always something that couples approach with trepidation even when the desire to part ways is strong. Parents naturally worry about their children and lament the breakup of their family. Yet divorce is frequently inevitable and the only sound solution for a couple to embrace. As journals...


Custody schedules that work for your family

custody schedules
Posted by the coparently team on September 12, 2014

Nobody sees it coming, but when it does, divorce is hard to handle for everyone involved, including your children. If there's one thing divorced parents can agree on, it's that they need to come to an agreement that works best for their children. Below we will discuss how to make...


End of summer blues and back-to-school buzz

summers end
Posted by the coparently team on August 28, 2014

As parents, we often forget how overwhelming certain things can be for children, yet with a little planning and discussion, the melancholy and mood swings of our children can be easily managed and directed into positive energy. This is never truer than for the end of summer blues and back...


Taking the stress out of co-parenting

Posted by the coparently team on July 31, 2014

Transparent communication is key to successful co-parenting, even if unresolved issues still exist between a separated or divorced couple. Although it is normal for resentment and confusion to prevent you from remembering that your top priority is your children, it’s really important to try and stop allowing heightened emotions to...


Show kids they are important

Posted by Hanif Virani on July 24, 2014

An interesting thing happens when you show kids they're important: they believe it. This is something that we strongly believe in at coparently and the reason we are writing this blog is to support parents who want to show their children just how important they are. ...