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Co-Parenting 101 Featured

After our marriage ended, we became the poster-children for divorce amongst our circle of friends and colleagues.We wished we could have been the poster children for successful marriage, but it didn’t work out that way…

Despite the problems that ended our marriage, we’ve established a congenial co-parenting partnership that allows our two daughters to thrive and causes those who know us to ask, “How in the world do you do it?” Our answer to that question is

We are not, however, advocates for divorce. In fact, we tell couples who seek our advice to only consider divorce as their very last option. We won’t debate whether staying together “for the sake of the kids” is best for children. That’s a personal decision each thoughtful couple must make for themselves. But we’ve heard from many co-parents who report that using “for the sake of the kids” as the glue to hold their marriages together didn’t work ultimately. This site is a resource for those parents and for others who find themselves parenting after divorce or separation for whatever reason.

We hope the articles, essays, and resources herein will be useful to you and your family. We invite you to lurk, comment, ask questions, and share your stories with us.

For businesses, schools, non-profits, and community groups, we offer parent education presentations; workshops; and teacher and staff in-service programs. We are happy to tailor our presentations to your organization's needs. Some topics we've covered include:

Co-Parenting Basics
Co-Parenting and Communication
Father Re-Engagement
Co-Parent's Manifesto
Changing the Cultural Conversation about Divorce and Parenting

Please contact us at for details.

Also, Deesha co-presents a 12-week online writing workshop for women, Writing Through Your Divorce.

Finally, we are the co-authors of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce (New Harbinger Publications).

Best wishes for a successful co-parenting journey!

~ Michael Thomas and Deesha Philyaw
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