Co-parenting is challenging on its best days and near impossible on its worst. Finding ways to agree with an ex about your children can be a frustrating and emotionally exhausting process. Anger, resistance, communication issues, and negative interactions create high conflict. This high conflict is detrimental to children at any age.
How do you learn to handle co-parenting issues in a better way? Have you been struggling with how to communicate and resolve on-going issues with you ex? If you feel like there is no way to reach agreements with your ex about your children, then you are dealing with co-parenting issues.
If any of these co-parenting issues look familiar to you, you and your children could be suffering. The emotional toll that negative interactions have on your children cause trauma and stress throughout their development. Finding a way to co-parent better is crucial
Parents who have been separated or divorced often deal with co-parenting issues. They don't have to suffer through it alone. Children of divorce don't have to suffer alone either. Co-parents can use specially trained counselors to help them. Counselors trained in conflict resolution and the developmental needs of children offer the best help.
Children who get caught in the middle of high-conflict co-parenting have been known to have lower self-esteem and self-worth from the trauma. Finding ways to resolve disagreements more peacefully causes less trauma. Co-parenting is challenging, but doesn't have to be traumatic.
Seeking professional help is easier than you think. Even if you have been court ordered to counseling, you can still use the experience to help you.
In my office, I work collaboratively with co-parents to address unresolved issues. I teach them conflict resolution skills, how to communicate more productively, and alternative solutions to on-going problems. I also offer co-parents direction from a neutral perspective for co-parenting concerns. Co-parenting sessions Orlando does help. Call 407-992-6110 to set up a time to start your sessions and start making a positive difference.
Heather Oller is a licensed mental health professional with a Masters degree in counseling and psychology. She is an expert therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Counseling & Conflict Resolution and is a Florida certified family court mediator. She is also a qualified Parent Coordinator. She specializes in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.Schedule Your Consultation