A successful co-parenting relationship is as vital to your child's well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. Research, anecdotal evidence, and plain common sense all point to the fact that children are happier, healthier, and better adjusted when both of their parents play an active role in their lives. Studies also show that the trauma children experience in the wake of a divorce or separation can be lessened when they see their parents getting along. Kids whose parents successfully co-parent feel more secure than those who have limited or no connection to one of their parents post divorce.
'Co-Parenting 101' is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents-not just the primary guardian-is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.
Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website, coparenting101.org, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book a great resource for divorced parents with children.
For parents, less time stressed out about legal wrangling means more time to be fully present and engaged with the children. By learning to put their animosity aside, parents can focus on putting their kids first.
About the Authors:
Deesha Philyaw is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in 'Essence' and 'Bitch' magazines, as well as 'The Washington Post'. Her writing has been anthologized in several collections including 'Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined; When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made' ; and 'The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat.' She is the co-founder of CoParenting101.org
Michael D. Thomas works in the financial services industry and is the co-founder of CoParenting101.org.