SUCCESSFULLY CO-PARENT YOUR CHILDREN, STEPCHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
SOMETIMES, IT SEEMS TOO HARD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE WITH DIFFERING LIFESTYLES, CONFLICTING BELIEF SYSTEMS OR CONTRASTING PARENTING.
Co-parenting sessions can help all parties peacefully co-exist in a way where they can address issues concerning their children without having to endless spend time, money, and negative energies on unnecessary battles and repeated return trips to court.
Co-parenting counseling is not designed to unnecessarily dwell on events of the past, or to put blame on either party for the failed relationships or a divorce. Rather it is designed to help parents work towards the best interest of their children. Weather co-parenting with ex's, stepparents, grandparents or other involved parties; co-parenting counseling is designed to look forward rather than backward.
Strategic problem-solving model looks just at the issues at hand. The behavioral aspects of your child's problem are highlighted as is the co-parenting trouble spots. Do not address the emotional reasons why problems are happening. As co-parents you will identify the problem and negotiate choices and solutions as objectively as possible. Strategic problem solving directs each parent to resolve conflict through a careful approach of 1) exchanging information about needs and priorities, 2) building upon shared concerns, 3) and searching for solutions. This is done without getting into emotional needs, wants and desires.
Social-psychological problem solving is a more emotional way of resolving issues. The focus here looks at your attitudes and the emotional reasons for co-parenting blind spots. While the social-psychological model, like the strategic model, assumes that parenting conflicts are bound to arise, it differs from the strategic model by focusing on the psychological factors that drive conflict and negotiation impasses. This approach invites the other parent to see your side with empathy, compassion and authentic concern for the children.