Research on divorce and children shows clearly the most important factor in children’s well-being and healthy adjustment from one home to two is the quality of their parents’ relationship. Separating or divorced parents often keep falling into the same old communication traps that were a problem in the marriage. They have trouble building new patterns that will work as co-parents. They both want what is best for the children, but are unable to agree on what that means, and are unable to work effectively, which is what their children need most.

As a divorce parent coach, I use my experience and training in relationships to help parents learn new approaches and put new communication practices in place. Parents receive concrete tips and feedback, as well as insight into their own thinking and behaviors that may be contributing to the problem. The process works the best when I can coach both parents at the same time, but given that you can only change yourself, it is also effective to just work with one side of the parenting team.

While there is no specific number of meetings or length of time needed to commit to parent coaching, I find that the process usually lasts 3-6 months, and 8-12 hours of meeting time. The first phase is primarily an assessment of the family history, relationship dynamics, and specific concerns. Both parents (and sometimes children of appropriate) are interviewed separately, as well as consultations with other professionals who may be involved with the family (therapists, teachers, nannies, family membersetc. ). Then I provide a summary to both parents of the results of this assessment and recommendations about the best way to proceed. Coaching can and does often happen through email and Skype or Facetime. Most of the interaction you will have is with me in 1:1 manner, and not together with your co-parent. I reserve joint meetings with both co-parents for times when a specific issue needs to be mediated and agreement made. Parents receive updated action items and meeting notes following most meetings.

When divorce parent coaching is court ordered, or parents are involved in a court process, I can provide a summary of the work completed and/or recommendations for the family as requested, provided both parents are in agreement.

divorce parent coaching

Topics covered in divorce parent coaching

  • When/what to tell children about divorce/separation
  • Dividing households
  • Parenting schedules
  • Communication breakdown
  • Parenting concerns
  • Parent-child relationship breakdown
  • Routines, discipline, and expectations for children
  • Children’s mental health
  • Educational and health issues
  • Technology and the family

Research on divorce and children shows clearly the most important factor in children’s well-being and healthy adjustment from one home to two is the quality of their parents’ relationship. Separating or divorced parents often keep falling into the same oldcommunication traps that were a problem in the marriage. They have trouble building new patterns that will work as co-parents. They both want what is best for the children, but are unable to agree on what that means, and are unable to work effectively, which is what their children need most.

As a divorce parent coach, I use my experience and training in relationships to help parents learn new approaches and put new communication practices in place. Parents receive concrete tips and feedback, as well as insight into their own thinking and behaviors that may be contributing to the problem. The process works the best when I can coach both parents at the same time, but given that you can only change yourself, it is also effective to just work with one side of the parenting team.

divorce parent coaching

While there is no specific number of meetings or length of time needed to commit to parent coaching, I find that the process usually lasts 3-6 months, and 8-12 hours of meeting time. The first phase is primarily an assessment of the family history, relationship dynamics, and specific concerns. Both parents (and sometimes children of appropriate) are interviewed separately, as well as consultations with other professionals who may be involved with the family (therapists, teachers, nannies, family membersetc. ). Then I provide a summary to both parents of the results of this assessment and recommendations about the best way to proceed. Coaching can and does often happen through email and Skype or Facetime. Most of the interaction you will have is with me in 1:1 manner, and not together with your co-parent. I reserve joint meetings with both co-parents for times when a specific issue needs to be mediated and agreement made. Parents receive updated action items and meeting notes following most meetings.

When divorce parent coaching is court ordered, or parents are involved in a court process, I can provide a summary of the work completed and/or recommendations for the family as requested, provided both parents are in agreement.

Topics covered in divorce parent coaching

  • When/what to tell children about divorce/separation
  • Dividing households
  • Parenting schedules
  • Communication breakdown
  • Parenting concerns
  • Parent-child relationship breakdown
  • Routines, discipline, and expectations for children
  • Children’s mental health
  • Educational and health issues
  • Technology and the family
  • And more…
  • When/what to tell children about divorce/separation
  • Dividing households
  • Parenting schedules
  • Communication breakdown
  • Parenting concerns
  • Parent-child relationship breakdown
  • Routines, discipline, and expectations for children
  • Children’s mental health
  • Educational and health issues
  • Technology and the family
  • And more…

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Still unsure?

We get it! Getting help is a big decision. If you are curious to learn more about how family counseling works before jumping in, submit your name and email address and we’ll send you more information.