Co-parenting is a term that is often used to describe two parents not living as a couple who are working together to raise a child or children. Although equal co-parenting is almost impossible, since one parent will always be more accessible to the children than the other, it is still important to understand how to handle conflict with the other parent. I have learned this in my own journey of co-parenting.
I have found that a healthy goal in the process of co-parenting is purposeful parenting and meaningful interactions. This means thinking about how your relationship with the other parent affects your children and being deliberate in working toward healthy interaction with each other. In this booklet we will talk about seven ways to deal with conflict with the other parent, no matter what degree of influence or involvement each of you may have with your children. Here you will find tools to put into your toolbox that will help you along the co- parenting journey.
RACHEL G. SCOTT
is a wife, mother, mentor, author and teacher. She is a graduate of Kansas State University and The University of Mary. She has written an e-Booklet titled, “7 Ways to Deal with Conflict in Co-Parenting.” Rachel is deeply devoted to serving God and raising her children in a godly home where they experience authenticity and embrace their imperfections. She is dedicated to encouraging blended families and working alongside her husband to accomplish this goal.
Together, Willie and Rachel Scott are the founders of Better Than Blended. A ministry that is dedicated to building blended families that thrive. As children Willie and Rachel both experienced life in a blended family home. When Willie and Rachel joined together in marriage they both desired for their children to have a different experience than what they had themselves. They desired for their children to experience oneness. This was an audacious prayer – Willie had 3 children and Rachel had 2 from previous marriages. They now have a total of 7 children ranging from infant to adult. Their testimony, as one family, is a catalyst toward redemption for blended families who are struggling to find common ground.
Willie and Rachel know that God has blessed them to “Blend Gracefully”. With wisdom well beyond their years, their goal is to encourage, mentor and equip blended families to become pillars of strength and an awesome testimony of the sustaining power of God’s truth.