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 …

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, …

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not the "perfectly" blended family. We aren't the blended family that sits together at school activities, throws co-birthday parties, and wears matching tee-shirts for our child. As a stepmother, I've had to navigate uncharted waters in the relationship with my stepdaughter's mother - and so has my husband. Like so many other families, …

Manipulation: Child Custody & Family Law

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpa5HE_nvi9/ Through my journey as stepmom and Mama Bear on Mama Bear Blended Family Support, I have incured my share of manipulation from the other parties involved in our custody battle and throughout coparenting. I've also whitnessed the manipulative techniques used against other stepmoms and parents in blended families. To say it's disheartening is putting …

Divorce Lingo

Divorce, New Relationships, and all the complications that come with it Mama P: "Hi! I just found your page and I have to say all of your quotes and posts are very inspiring. Do you think you have a few moments to read my story and give me some advice? I’m struggling a bit with …