Signs You Could Benefit From Co-Parent Coaching

Posted on: 11 March 2021

Parenting always comes with challenges. Co-parenting after a divorce or separation can be even harder than parenting as a couple. Some people handle co-parenting very well on their own, but honestly, those people are in the minority. Most people who co-parent could benefit from some coaching to help them co-parent in more productive, healthy ways. So, what are some signs that you and your child's other parents could benefit from co-parent coaching? 

You have trouble communicating on topics that you disagree on

There are going to be things that the two of you disagree on in terms of parenting. What's really important is that you are able to communicate, in a civil way, about these topics you disagree on. If you feel that you can't even bring up a disagreeable topic to your co-parent, or if doing so always ends in a fight, then you should see a co-parent coach. They can teach you how to more effectively communicate about these topics, and they can even serve as a mediator when you are discussing these topics directly.

The other parent seems disinterested in parenting

Sometimes one co-parent starts to feel like they are doing all of the work and making all of the decisions. This can be emotionally challenging. You may not only feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you have to handle as a parent, but you may feel betrayed by an ex-partner who promised to co-parent and is not holding up their end of the deal. A co-parenting coach can help the two of you re-divide responsibilities in a healthier, more balanced way. They can also help make the other parent more aware of how their actions (or inactions) impact you, which may drive them to take a more active role.

You and the other parent have radically different beliefs about parenting

Every set of parents has some differences, but many of them are easy enough to work through and compromise on. But the bigger your differences are, the harder they are to work through on your own. For example, if you and your co-parent belong to different religions, you may disagree on what to teach your child about religion. A co-parenting coach can help you navigate and make these big compromises with less trauma.

Co-parenting coaching can be incredibly helpful for a lot of parent sets. Not only will you benefit from seeing a professional, but your child will, too.

Contact a local co-parent coaching service to learn more.