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Is "Conscious Co-Parenting" Possible?

Gwyneth Paltrow brought the term “Conscious Uncoupling” into American’s daily vocabulary and was discussed in my earlier blog. Out of the “Conscious Uncoupling” discussions, the concept of “Conscious Co-Parenting” is also being debated. Neither one of these terms are anything new when it comes to divorces in Texas. For years courts have been advocating for children and the damage that can be caused when there is high-conflict between parents.

The Blog on the Today Show website discusses whether conscious co-parenting is even attainable. Striving to be friends with your ex and working together for the best interest of your children is an admirable goal. However, there are many hurdles to overcome when doing so. First of all, when two people divorce, there is a reason why the marriage ended and those reasons do not magically go away when a divorce is granted.

Communication issues are a prevalent reason for marriages to end. Those communication issues only grow post-divorce. In the Today Show Blog, a divorce parent recommends her personal rule as it pertains to communications with her ex-husband: “Wait to respond to non-emergency texts or calls, anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours.” This suggestion enables you to calm down and respond reasonably when things may get heated.

Conscious co-parenting is attainable. There are many sacrifices that both parents must make but in the end, it is what is best for the children.