Ep10 ~ A journey of positive co-parenting, Part 2 with Grant

A positive and supportive co-parenting relationship isn’t a dream - it’s achievable even if you’ve had an unhappy marriage and divorce. In this interview, Grant candidly talks about the end of his marriage, the creation of a positive co-parenting relationship and the restoration of an important friendship.  If you’d like to hear the flip side of this co-parenting coin, you can listen to Sue in the previous episode of the show. 

We cover a wide range of topics:

  • facing the “big” separation emotions;
  • taking care of yourself at this tough time;
  • what  helps co-parenting: responding rather than reacting, compromising, acknowledging mistakes and recognising that there will be “bumps in the road” whenever you co-parent - whether your separated or not;
    • how step-parents can bring a new positive dimension to a child's life…and much more.

Grant and I talk in some detail about some of the parenting arrangements, like pocket-money and dividing time, and I left these segments in the podcast because I think it may be helpful for some parents to hear how these arrangements can be pieced together and the emotions at play as arrangements are changed - especially when time spent with a treasured child is reduced.