Co-parenting may become a whole new ballgame during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. For divorced couples who are already struggling with a range of financial, emotional, and logistical stresses, the disruption the coronavirus is bringing to our communities and families will likely present a huge challenge.
In this situation, each parent has a choice: to rise to the occasion, and model constructive, respectful problem-solving for their children to observe and hopefully emulate, or to give in to the inclination of falling into familiar patterns of unhealthy, non-productive communication. Here are some challenges your family may face and suggestions for maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship for the benefit of your children.
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