Category: Co-Parenting

How Do I Answer My Child’s Questions During a Family Breakup

By Susan Griffin Timing is everything, isn’t it? You can expect the tough questions are likely to come tumbling out when your child is tired, hungry, angry and just stressed out. So the chances that either you or your child is actually going to be in the right frame of mind to have such a […]

Written by on May 4, 2021

Communication Tips for Co-Parents

By Susan Griffin Respectful, timely, and adequate communication is one of the biggest challenges for a couple with children who quit being friends. Strong negative emotions play a role in every family breakup. Children need to be protected from those scary feelings. Yet children cannot wait for Mom and Dad to resolve their issues! Children […]

Written by on May 4, 2021

Building Healthy Bonds for Children

By SUSAN GRIFFIN Most co-parents are aware of the challenges children have with coping skills when the conflict between their parents continues after the separation/divorce. Some children feel caught in the middle of this conflict and feel pressured to choose one of their parents over the other one. Coping with this loyalty conflict is a […]

Written by on May 4, 2021

What is Co-Parenting? Part II

By SUSAN GRIFFIN PART II: Co-Parenting Is for Every Parent We now move forward with a clearer understanding that Co-Parenting is happening in all families around the world. Parents are naturally emotional about their children. It is important that parents make a commitment to learn to separate their Emotional Mind from their Wise Mind. Making […]

Written by on May 3, 2021

What is Co-Parenting? Part I

By SUSAN GRIFFIN PART I: Co-Parenting Is for Every Parent What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Co-Parenting”? The first word that comes to mind for all too many is “divorce.” In the United States, the word Co-Parenting is thought of as a parenting situation in which […]

Written by on August 4, 2020