Frequently Asked Questions

What is a parenting partner?


Parenting Partners vs. Marital Partners

Divorce ends your marital partnership, but it does not end your parenting partnership with your former spouse. Divorced parents must learn how to work together as parenting partners at precisely the time that they prefer not to be partners at all.

Partnering as parents, or co-parenting, is essential to the health and well being of children whose lives are affected by divorce. While the challenge of developing an effective co-parent partnership is difficult, it is worth the effort when you see your children continuing to thrive in spite of changes in their family unit. Even parents who were a good parenting team prior to their divorce, may be so embittered by the process of separation and divorce that they cannot imagine working cooperatively with their children’s other parent. NCPC has the experience and resources necessary to help parents through the perilous task of developing a new and effective co-parenting team or putting back together the pieces of what used to be a good parenting partnership. This new partnership must take into account many changes in the family’s life, including new significant others for the parents, two homes, new schools and friendships, financial challenges, and additional stress.    NCPC Services