Co-Parents! Gain Power By Letting Go!

Co-Parents! Gain Power By Letting Go!

Excerpt from “An Unexpected Journey: The Road to Power and Wisdom in Divorced Co-Parenting” Imagine that you have a given amount of energy to expend in a day–let’s say 1000 units of energy. Knowing that you have a finite amount, you would want to...
Difficult Co-parent? Be A Hero!

Difficult Co-parent? Be A Hero!

You started out with good intentions. You partnered with someone. You decided to walk the path of parenthood, and you intended for it all to be good and right. And then things fell apart. You didn’t know how to fix it or you recognized that it wasn’t fixable. And then...
Co-Parenting, Emotions and the Brain

Co-Parenting, Emotions and the Brain

Co-parenting, especially when there is conflict, is very emotional. Often, if not always, co-parents try to resolve issues when they’re in emotionally reactive states, and that is almost always a set-up for disaster.   WATCH THE VIDEO! You see, when we are in...
Co-Parents: Beware of the Negativity Bias

Co-Parents: Beware of the Negativity Bias

Our brains have what’s called a negativity bias. That is, our brains are much more likely to “take in” negative experience than positive experience. Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says that our brains are like velcro for negative experience and like teflon for positive...
Wishing You Can Change Your Co-Parent?

Wishing You Can Change Your Co-Parent?

Are you frustrated by the behavior of your co-parent?  Have you tried every which way to get them to see things differently, or to behave better?  Wouldn’t it be grand if you could get them to change? The reality is that you can’t change anyone. People change...