Co-Parenting: Parental Not Personal

with Ron Deal | June 30, 2020

No, you may not be a couple any more, but you're still raising your kids together. Cooperation between homes is a must. But it's tough after a broken relationship and that's an important distinction. Talk about parental things not personal ones. Parental topics include Johnny's health, school matters, and managing his social media time. Separate the old marital pain from the current parenting matters. Ask God to help you set aside your personal hurt so you can be the best possible parent.

No, you may not be a couple any more, but you're still raising your kids together. Cooperation between homes is a must. But it's tough after a broken relationship and that's an important distinction. Talk about parental things not personal ones. Parental topics include Johnny's health, school matters, and managing his social media time. Separate the old marital pain from the current parenting matters. Ask God to help you set aside your personal hurt so you can be the best possible parent.

Co-Parenting: Parental Not Personal

With Ron Deal
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June 30, 2020
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Ron: Hey co-parents, for the sake of your kids find a way to do business.

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Ron: No, you may not be a couple anymore, but you’re still raising your kids together. Cooperation between homes is a must. But it’s tough after a broken relationship and that’s an important distinction. Talk about parental things not personal ones.

Parental topics include Johnny’s health, school matters, and managing his social media time. They don’t include personal issues like why you got divorced or who hurt who. Separate the old marital pain from the current parenting matters so you can stay on task and not resurrect conflict. And ask God to help you set aside your personal hurt so you can be the best possible parent, for Johnny’s sake. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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