Coparenting involves situations where biological parents are not legally or romantically involved with one another. It leads to potential hardships, with biological parents potentially getting other partners, combining children within different households, differing schedules, and other issues. Parents may even differ on how they would like to discipline and raise their children.
Available Treatment Options
Therapist interventions to assist parents in co-parenting include having open discussions with both parents. Parents need to be able to hear one another out, respect differences, and come to a consensus on how they will raise their children.
Family therapy with parents, stepparents, and children can be helpful in co-parenting situations. Counselors can also offer a space to practice tangible communication skills and discipline/parenting techniques and offer feedback.
Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Coparenting