Coparent Counseling – Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW – (60-Minutes)
Coparent Counseling offers the children and parents an external outlet of support during a major life transition. To sum up Coparent Counseling, the goal is to help the parents learn to coparent in a healthy, respectful, and child first manner. As an example, if parents are not able to get along, children will be exposed to negative behaviors and conflict between parents. During counseling sessions, parents will discuss the needs of the children and address any areas of conflict.
There are significant emotions and feelings that occur when parents decide to separate. Therefore, the most important decision you can make as parents is to amicably coparent together. Children benefit from both seeing their parents communicate in a peaceful manner and hearing positive communication between parents. Overall, Coparenting is agreeing to collaborate with one another. Rather than looking at competing against one another, consider looking at helping your children see a healthy coparenting relationship in action.
“The sign of great parenting is not a child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior” – Andy Smithson
When parents are communicating and compromising, children can thrive in their new environments. Eventually your children will begin to experience love and stability in both homes if parents work together. When parents argue, children are the ones that truly lose hope for a peaceful future. Undoubtedly, the best gift parents can give their children is to communicate without anger and resentment. Therefore, it is important to be mindful that you are not placing children in the middle of your own conflicts.
Specifically, Coparent counseling helps provide the opportunity to parent through cooperation, communication, compromise, and consistency. Coparent sessions can be scheduled independently by contacting a licensed counselor with training and experience. Eventually if parents do not get along better, the court may order coparent counseling. Eventually after a few sessions, parents may get along better if they decide to work together. Therefore, Coparenting aims to reduce stress and improve communication between parents.
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