Certified Master Coach Practitioner, Co-parenting Coach, International Bestselling Author, Certified Facilitator and Parent Instructor, Paradigm Shifter for Co-parenting, Proud Stepmom
Anna Giannone is Founder of Co-parenting in Harmony. Anna is an online co-parenting after divorce coach and for stepparenting. Her specialty is to guide divorced parents to transition from spouse-partner to parent-partners mindset only. With her support co-parents get real results based on proven methods for building a co-parenting in harmony relationship and an outstanding blended family lifestyle. Anna is also a passionate first-person advocate for Co-Parenting in Harmony and a Certified Master Coach Practitioner in Co-parenting. A paradigm shifter for co-parenting in harmony and the International best-selling author of “Co-Parenting in Harmony: The Art of Putting Your Child's Soul First”. To learn more about Anna’s work, check out her latest e-book on how to co-parent in harmony: http://annagiannone.com/e-book/
Life is too short to suffer through constant stress and anger. Childhood is even shorter still. And if you are living under stress with your co-parent, so are your children. Co-parenting after divorce...
Father's Day is joyously anticipated by your children, as it is a day to show their appreciation and love for their dad and stepdad. However, for newly separated or divorced fathers, this day can be one of the most difficult times of the year, especially in the circumstance in which they are unable to see their children.
Whatever past pitfalls you've experienced on Mother's Day as a biological mom or stepmom, remember that you can change it just by how you choose to think about it. We create our own reality. We all matter in our child(ren)'s life.
Your children need to know they are front and centre in both your lives. Sending this message of undivided love begins with considering doing the unthinkable; reconciliation. This shows your children...
Everyone's a little shaky after their divorce. So many questions and doubts come into play, adjusting to life without a spouse and then learning to let someone new in. The holidays can be a rough time for many moms, dads and stepparents as well.
Children whose parents do not work together to co-parent amicably, maturely, and fairly, have children who feel overwhelmed, neglected, and stressed. It's time for the adults in the room to take the next step in acknowledging what they need to change in their lives to give their children all they've got.
What if, instead of "my ex", you use the first name of the child's mom or dad and/or you can say your child's name in conjunction with the relationship mom or dad that will help you focus on the parent-parent relationship. This creates an emotional detachment. It will relax the conversations you have with the co-parent (as opposed to the ex-spouse).
Becoming a co-parent is a life-changing experience. It's like jumping off a cliff and hoping for the best. At the beginning, it was challenging to refrain from criticizing the other parent in front of our child. I knew it was wrong because, as a child, I remembered my parents doing the same.
Are you wondering how you will survive the upcoming holiday season with your ex-spouse as co-parents? For newly divorced individuals, life is often chaotic. You need to settle into a new routine and heal a broken family. But just because you are divorced, it doesn't mean that the holidays have to be sad.
Divorce is hard to navigate. It's tough for both parents and kids. Many of you in this situation know that holidays can be tough. Sharing a child at any time of year is heartbreaking. Sharing a child during the holidays is heart wrenching, given that it's a time of fun and joy.
Ex spouses with children need to learn how to communicate in a way that will allow them to go forward as parenting-partners for their children. You never want your children to have to choose sides. So how can you go about becoming a better Co-parent and live in harmony?
Even from the very beginning of their split Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck show that sensitivity and devotion to the kids is the top priority. They're quoted by People Magazine saying, "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children."
Before you dismiss your co-parenting communication style as hopeless, remember why you keep trying to make it work: your kids. If you want to send a message of undivided love then consider doing the unthinkable; beach vacation together.