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Co-Parenting and Joint Custody Tips for Divorced Parents

Co-parenting after a separation or divorce is rarely easy. These shared custody tips can help give your children the stability, security, and close relationships with both parents that they need.

What is co-parenting?

Unless your family has faced serious issues such as domestic violence or substance abuse, co-parenting—having both parents play an active role in their children’s daily lives—is the best way to ensure that all your kids’ needs are met and enable them to retain close relationships with both parents. The quality of the relationship between co-parents can also have a strong influence on the mental and emotional well-being of children, and the incidence of anxiety and depression. Of course, putting aside relationship issues, especially after an acrimonious split, to co-parent agreeably is sometimes easier said than done

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Help Your Child Cope With Your Impending Divorce With These Tips (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Divorce is a painful ordeal, not just for the couple that endures it but also for any children of a fractured union. Kids are strong but divorce can leave them uncertain, angry, frightened and depressed.

Parents want to ease the pain and assure their children that all will be well in the end. The folks at Browells put together an Infographic with ideas on how to reduce a child’s pain while enduring their well-being during the transition:





by Browell Smith & Co