Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

After 13 years of marriage, Leslie Scheuler and Shannon Whitaker realized their relationship had ended. They separated for a few years and eventually divorced.At the time of their separation, their son, Nicholas, was 4 years old. They decided they wanted to share custody and parenting.
Their concern:
"We didn't want him to feel abandoned by either parent, and we knew how hard it was going to be that we weren't all living together," Leslie said.Shannon agreed that the loss of time with his son was his No. 1 concern. "You worry about how it's going to affect your child," he said.
How they make it work:
Nicholas alternates between his parents' households every two to three nights and spends alternate weekends with each of them. It works partly because...

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1 comment:

jaypee | enjayneer.com said...

Divorce is not an easy process and you really need to be 100% ready when you decide to finalize it. I mean, you have to consider your kids' feelings as well because they will be the most affected members in the relationship. In some cases, using a co-parenting planner (http://4help.to/parenting) is effective and will help the parents and the kids cope up with the situation. :)