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Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Divorce impacts children. Find out how to put the kids first with co-parenting.
Air Date: 1/16/18
Duration: 25:28
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Karen L. Kristjanson, MSc, MA
Karen KristjansonKaren LKristjansonMSc, MA, is a professional life coach, writer, and member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting.

A co-parent herself, she has over 30 years’ experience supporting adults tackling change, to help them both survive and grow.

Kristjanson writes for Divorce Magazine and the Huffington Post Canada.

She lives in Surrey, British Columbia.
Co-Parenting: Putting Kids First
Divorce impacts over two million children under age 18 in the United States each year. Co-parenting or shared parenting is becoming more common but can be tricky for people who have encountered marital issues in the past.

Most parents should consider co-parenting. Exceptions would be abandonment or abuse. The safety of the children should be the priority.

Co-parenting creates a new relationship with the children at the forefront. Both parents should be able to ask each other for support. Each parent gets at least close to 35% time with the children.

Traits to Aid Co-Parenting

  • Emotional awareness
  • Self-control
  • Ability to accept reality
  • Dependability
  • Taking the needs of others into account
The less drama in the co-parenting relationship, the more attention is available for raising the children.

Listen as Karen Kristjianson joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share some tips on co-parenting.

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