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Building Relationships: Co-Parenting

Licensed counselor Lindsey Crane talks about what to do and what not to do when you and a former spouse are raising your children.
When a marriage or romantic relationship ends and children are involved, the role of parent remains, and it's always best if mom and dad can work together to raise their children.

Co-parenting is the topic of today's Building Relationships.

Licensed counselor Lindsey Crane talks about what to do and what not to do when you and a former spouse or love interest are raising a child.

Some things to avoid when co-parenting:
  • speaking poorly of the other parent
  • interrogating the child about the other parent
  • trying to make the child like you more than the other parent
  • undermining the other parent's discipline or rules
Tips for making your co-parenting relationship work
  • treat the other parent with respect
  • communicate regularly
  • choose your battles
  • plan ahead in the child's life
  • get professional help if necessary
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