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The benefits of parallel parenting

If you have gone through a divorce, if you have at least one child with your former partner, you are aware of the challenges that await.

While some people believe that co-parenting is the best method of raising their child, others have come to find that parallel parenting is actually the answer to all their problems.

This arrangement allows for co-parenting, despite the fact that the parents have disengaged from one another.

There are many benefits of parallel parenting, including but not limited to:

— It reduces the amount of interaction between parents.

— Makes it easier to communicate, as you can eliminate face to face conversation and instead opt for methods such as email and text messaging.

— There are no more questions about whether or not the other parent is interfering.

— It allows for more of a business arrangement and less of a personal arrangement.

— Less stress on both parents. In many cases, it helps eliminate some of the stress for the child as well.

Once the divorce process is finalized, you must decide how to do what is best for your child. If you neglect to learn more about parallel parenting, you could be missing out on something that is perfect for all parties involved.

All parents are different, especially those who are divorced. If you have faced issues getting on the same page as your former partner, consider the benefits of parallel parenting. With a variety of benefits, this could be just what you need to put everybody in a better place moving forward.

Source: The Huffington Post, “5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting,” Tiffany Benyacko, Nov. 30, 2015

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