Tools for Better Co-Parenting


Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceIt’s tough enough being a parent this days, but when you add in the layer of co-parenting with your children’s other parent, it can become complicated – the good news is, it doesn’t need to be.

Dr. Isolina Ricci

Dr. Isolina Ricci

Our guest, Dr. Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., is the author of the enduring classic for parents Mom’s House, Dad’s House, Mom’s House, Dad’s House for KIDS, and the newly released The CoParenting Toolkit. She is an internationally renowned licensed family therapist, educator, and mediator whose work has inspired and supported two generations of parents. Many of her pioneering concepts such as “Parenting Plans,” the “business-like” approach for managing conflict and communications, better words to replace legal terms like “custody” and “visitation,” have all become accepted standards.

In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss how to co-parent without conflict, do what’s in your children’s best interest and more. 

Topics include:

  • The 3 lane Co-Parenting Highway
  • How parents can build on their strengths
  • “The Miserable Middle”
  • Co-Parenting guidelines
  • Flexible Co-Parenting
  • What kids want their parents to know
  • And much more!

The Co-Parenting toolkit is available at: Mom’s House, Dad’s House books are available through

For more information check out Dr Ricci’s website, there are free articles. For example, “Divorce from the Kids Point of View”, “What your words really say” or “Parenting Plans: your most important document”.

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