Co-Parenting Is Best For Children

Through your parenting partnership, your kids should recognize that they are more important than the conflict that ended the marriage — and understand that your love for them will prevail despite changing circumstances. Kids whose divorced parents have a cooperative relationship:

  • Feel secure. When confident of the love of both parents, kids adjust more quickly and easily to divorce and have better self-esteem.
  • Benefit from consistency. Co-parenting fosters similar rules, discipline and rewards between households, so children know what to expect and what's expected of them.
  • Better understand problem solving. Children who see parents continue to work together are more likely to learn how to effectively and peacefully solve problems.
  • Have a healthy example to follow. By cooperating with the other parent, you are establishing a life pattern your children can carry into the future.