Working together as positive co-parents to support your children can determine whether they succeed academically and emotionally, or
whether they struggle as adults with the
confusion and chaos they experienced while growing up.
More than 60% of incarcerated youth are raised by a single parent
More than 60% of suicidal youth are raised by a single parent
More than 78% of single fathers see their child once a week or less
Children learn to love every part of themselves when every part of who they are is loved. The mom side....the dad side...the entire shebang. When one parent is disrespected by the other parent, children begin to hide certain elements of themselves
They doubt. They hide. They second-guess. They feel insecure. They feel shame.
They silence their inner voice.
They silence their truth.
So what's the problem?
Co-parenting can be hard. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. It requires that:
You engage in conversation with someone who makes you gag (although they used to make you tingle)
You may have to discuss money with someone who KNOWS you need the money, not for yourself, but for YOUR child. Plural. The child that belongs to both of you
You share, for a period of time that was most likely determined by a 3rd party, a child with a parent who lives in a different house. An adult who may believe in bathing, like, every 3rd day. The same with brushing one’s teeth and applying lotion
So, it’s can be a struggle. Often, it’s an argument. It wears you down. You feel depressed more than anything. You know that it’s important for your child to see Mom and Dad working together, but you have no idea how to make that happen.
The one thing you know is that the other parent wishes you would go away. And you get that, because you wish they would go away. Some days, you do want to go away. And those feelings are starting to depress you. Those feelings are causing your child to act out. You’re starting to act out!
This co-parenting thing has to turn around! NOW!
But…there’s a skill to successful co-parenting. Like anything else, once you know the process – and you begin to understand the real cost if you don't get it right – you can make it work. Schedule a free Discovery call so we can get started!
I'm Alexis Dobbins...
I can move you from frustration to a positive family foundation.
Regardless of who lives where. Who did what.
I've been there. Done that. It works.
Coaching Services at #KidsNeed2 can…
Give you the words to communicate in powerfully positive language, using proven verbal techniques
Give you strategies to turn an argument into a quiet, focused conversation
Improve your “affirmation” game so you actually create a positive environment
Show you how to avoid the court-ordered child support nightmare, and provide tools to create an agreement that works for both of you
Provide strategies for "bonus" family members, including step-parents, grandparents, and other blended family to support a positive co-parenting environment - no matter how the parents feel
Invite you to participate in a safe, empathetic space where you can connect with other single parents, working with tools and materials we provide
Not sure where to start? You start with a free consultation on a Discovery call, and together we reveal those problem areas. And then we work at it.
What's the win? Your child's self-esteem will improve, because they'll know that both mom and dad care enough to work together on his or her behalf. In school, they can focus on learning and stop worrying about all that drama...and if that other parent insists on drama-like behavior, you'll know how to deal with it and keep it moving. They'll be free to love both parents. They'll be free to love themselves.
Without the drama.
We help parents do it better. Together.
KidsNeed2 coaching provides the support and the strategies needed to maintain a peaceful environment for your children – and for you, as parents, to demonstrate a better way to be. All it requires is focus, a minimal cash outlay,
and a desire to change for the better.
**Transform your co-parenting experience from chaos to communication**