These Things Will Destroy Any CoParenting Relationship

Instagram Post on MAMABEARBLENDEDFAMILYSUPPORT I thought it important to cover a few common things seen in co-parenting relationships that aren’t working effectively and efficiently.Co-parenting means that the parenting responsibilities, burdens, struggles, successes, bonuses, and decisions are shared. Decisions are made collectively between two or more parents, and parents have chosen to work together to parent …

Co-Parenting Tip

Dedicate a notebook, folder, or book to containing all your documentation. Why? Because it can be submitted as evidence!. Instagram Post Step 1) Make sure your court order and parenting plan leave no room for interpretation. Put everything in black and white. This helps avoid future disagreements. Step 2) Follow the parenting plan and court …

Here’s To The Dads..

Instagram post As much as parents struggle in their roles, one of the most unsung heroes are dads, those who support us and love us regardless of all the struggle it brings to their lives..Dads are so important, and so many go without recognition from anyone. Their contribution matters and is more valued than anyone …

The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

123RF "Put the blame on Mame. That sums up how many of the women with stepchildren I interviewed for my book, Stepmonster, felt about the stepmother role. They told me: "The kids are hostile and rejecting no matter what I do. I know it's not their fault. But it's as if I'm not supposed to have …

What is ‘Malicious Parent Syndrome’

Divorce and custody proceedings are often high-stress, contentious events that can cause extreme behavior on the part of those involved. Some cases have resulted in situations tied to what was often called "malicious mother syndrome" but is now referred to as "malicious parent syndrome." This syndrome was first theorized by the psychologist Ira Turkat to describe a …

Containing The Storm – Sheltering Children From The Effects of Co-parenting Conflict

Coparenting Tip: Never let your storm get your kids wet.It goes without saying that Coparenting and parenting struggles affect our children... whether we intend for them to or not... We may be doing everything we can to insure that issues don’t have impact on the kids, but they do.Your tone of voice, your body language, …

Co-parenting – It’s Not About Perfect

Co-parenting is a learned art... you're not born with all the knowledge you need to make your co-parenting relationship a successful one. No one is ever fully prepared for all the trials and tribulations that come with co-parenting, let alone a situation that is high conflict. Biological parent or stepparent, it's a learning curve. One …