By Karen Dorsey
When you’re going to be sharing parenting time with your ex, working
on a new dynamic of how your family relationship is going to look can
create a huge amount of stress.
Here are three tips to help you get started down this new and often
1. Set conversational boundaries
One of the hardest boundaries to set is understanding that you
are no longer is a romantic relationship or a couple with your co-
parent. At the very beginning of your co-parenting relationship,
establish a boundary that your conversations will be primarily
around the children.
2. Plan for regular discussion about the children’s issues
Having conversations on a regular basis can eliminate
misunderstandings and conflict, but these do not need to be on a
daily schedule. They should not be during drop off/pick up time,
but when special situations arise.
Consider using your best listening and communication skills that
you have learned with your co-parenting coach.
3. Keep things businesslike
Set a boundary around not discussing your personal lives or each
other’s families. Think about how you would talk to a colleague or
co-worker and communicate that way with your co-parent.
Karen Dorsey, specializes in helping with communicating and
setting boundaries even if you are dealing with a difficult co-
parent. You don’t need to do this alone.
Sign up for a free call today: Karen Dorsey Coaching