Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get him/her to listen?


Cooperative communication = Tearing down the brick wall

Many parents say it does no good to talk to their ex-spouse because it’s like “talking to a brick wall.” Often the impasse can be resolved when co-parents learn new communication skills. Effective communication involves seeking to understand as well as to be understood. Divorced parents must become good communication partners if they are to be successful as parenting partners. NCPC offers training in basic communication and conflict resolution skills for parents to use with each other and with their children. Sometimes, it isn’t lack of skill that causes failure to communicate, but rather unresolved feelings or concerns. NCPC offers a variety of services to identify underlying issues impeding effective communication and strategies to help you feel understood and to be more understanding. NCPC Contact