What is a ‘co-parent’?
According to Dictionary.com the definition of a co-parent is:
- a divorced or separated parent who shares equally with the other parent in the custody and care of a child.
- to share equally with another parent in the care of (a child)
- to act as a co-parent
Coparenting can mean a variety of different things. If a couple is separated or divorced, it might mean how to best take care of the children as individuals but also together successfully. Coparenting also occurs in a family where the parents are still married. Each parent shares the responsibility for the child or children equally, and their ultimate goal is to provide the best possible care as a cohesive unit.
No matter what your family looks like, communicating in a positive and effective manner is always the best way to achieve healthy family dynamics.