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
challenging path:

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