Co-parenting involves two parents who are no longer involved in a romantic relationship working together to raise children. While most parents know this is best, they often find it difficult or even impossible to practice. Parents may have difficulty communicating with each other, different parenting perspectives or resentments toward the other parent. Co-parenting coaching can give you the skills, knowledge, and techniques you need to navigate these waters.
Co-parenting coaching is very different from traditional psychotherapy or marital counseling; it does not encourage the free expression of emotions or work towards rebuilding broken connections.
Goals for co-parenting coaching include:
- Creating secure home bases and transitions for children.
- Developing practices & protocols that strengthen co-parenting.
- Resolving disputes in a positive manner.
It is often conducted with both parents, however, research shows tremendous benefit to children even when just one parent engages in positive co-parenting. It can also save thousands of dollars by avoiding attorney involvement, court fees, and costly child custody evaluations. Participating in co-parent coaching is done out of love for the children.
Peace Talks offers individualized co-parenting coaching sessions tailored to your family’s needs. All sessions are conducted by Amy Reichenbach, a licensed therapist who is also an experienced mediator.