The BEST way for Co-Parents to Communicate

Updated: Aug 17, 2019

Yesterday was one of those days ... it’s a miracle I managed to record any video at all 😂 ... but I do need to fill in the gap in the middle of this one!! //

Doing what works for you means that you don’t have to do what your friends are doing, or what that blog suggests, or what you saw on TV, or (dare I say) what your lawyer said to do 😉


By all means, get ideas from others and try new things, but if putting everything in writing is making you both mental, but you can work perfectly well together over the phone - do that!


Keep it light with text messages and smiley emojis 😊 if that works ... or set a regular catch up time to minimise the “pop-up” conversations that get you in trouble ... //

Click below to watch the video ... AND see the cutest reason you could want for your day to be turned upside down 😉💗



[transcript]


Hi everyone, this is Shona from speaksweetly.com, and I'm here to answer all of your questions about mediation, co-parenting and conflict.


This week I'm honing in on your coparenting communication, and today I'm going to be answering a big question that I get asked by parents. And maybe you've been wondering about this as well.


The question is: What is the number one BEST way for us as coparents to communicate about parenting and to make decisions about children's issues. So swipe left and I'm going to talk more about that. Maybe you've been wondering about it - hopefully I can help you out with some answers and some helpful information.


You know, I was thinking about this recently, when I was getting ready to send a text message to someone who I don't always get along with really well. And Jerry said to me, "Shouldn't you just call them? If this was one of your clients, what would you tell them to do?"


And I did actually almost say, "yeah, I should probably call" and then, I thought about it, and I said, "actually, I would tell my clients to do whatever has worked for them in the past."


[text] You know those days when the baby won't sleep ... and you try going outside, but you still end up with half a video ... and you decide to just go with the flow and play dolls?

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Please see the post for what should have been here xx


The cutest reason you could want for your day to be turned upside-down 💗

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Doing what works for you means that you don’t have to do what your friends are doing, or what that blog suggests, or what you saw on TV, or (dare I say) what your lawyer said to do 😉


By all means, get ideas from others and try new things, but if putting everything in writing is making you both mental, but you can work perfectly well together over the phone - do that!


Keep it light with text messages and smiley emojis 😊 if that works ... or set a regular catch up time to minimise the “pop-up” conversations that get you in trouble ...

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So, make it a combination of those things, or make it unique to you.


And also, I'm willing to bet that you are something of an expert on what will push your co-parent's buttons, so use that power for good and not for evil.


Take note of what works for both of you, and what doesn't work - and do more of what works.


Thank you for listening! I hope some of this has been helpful for you.


Please leave me comments and questions, and I'll be talking more this week about other ways that you can communicate, so stay tuned for that - and I'll see you next time!

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