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...
“Broken” Home: The Power of Language

“Broken” Home: The Power of Language

We refer to homes in which the parents are divorced as “broken” homes and we refer to homes in which parents remain married as “intact” homes. What do these descriptors say about what we believe to be true about these two different types of families? Language is...