Co Parenting

Whatever Happened To Just Mum And Dad: Labels

Nigel Higgins | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Parents
Nigel Higgins

SAHD, SAHM, single mum, working mum, gay dad, gay mum, LBGT mums and dads, single dads, stepdad, stepmum, divorced dad, divorced mum. This list is endless when describing what sort of mum or dad you are, although I have very rarely seen the term 'working dad'.

Single Mum's Touching Words To Ex-Partner's Girlfriend Proves Co-Parenting Isn't Always Hard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Parents

A single mum has proven co-parenting doesn’t always have to be hard as she praised her ex-partner’s girlfriend for being a “true role model”. ...

Three Reasons Why Father's Day Should Be Abolished

Jeremy Davies | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

The last thing dads need, therefore, is LESS time being hands-on parents. If dads were given a day off work on Father's Day, it might be worth celebrating. So if you're an employer who wants to keep your workforce happy, let your dads go home early on Friday...or give them a day off on Monday. Otherwise, let's see Father's Day for what it is: a wasted opportunity.

A Millennial Approach To Co-Parenting

Sarah Abell | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Abell

The exciting thing is that when it comes to exactly how they divide or share roles, couples today are being much more creative and intentional about how they parent together. We need a new vernacular that better represents those couples looking to do things differently.

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.

Mum's Poignant Note To Her 'Son's Other Mother' On Her Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has celebrated her ex’s wedding by sharing an emotional open letter to his new wife. Candace Sutton, a self-styled “unconventional baby mama...

The Four Co-Parenting Secrets That Made My Whole Family Happy

Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents
Franziska Foerster Mcloughlin

Having gone through the mills of co-parenting separately for a number of years and having gone through the good, the bad and the ugly, I have learned a number of invaluable lessons.

What's It Like to Be a Single Mother by Choice?

Elaine Cogan | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents
Elaine Cogan

thriving families.jpg I have met other women in my situation, but only by looking for them; by joining online and offline groups of people who decided that donor conception was right for them. We seem to be growing in number, but that may just be my perception, skewed by media interest and by my own efforts to find like-minded women...

Dad's Invention Makes Long-Distance Parenting Easier

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who lives in a different country to his kids has made sure nothing will stand in the way of them spending time together. Matt Walker, who now...

Mum Appeals For Advice On How To Break Divorce News To Kids, Internet Responds Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents

A worried mother appealed to the internet because she was unsure how to tell her nine-year-old daughter about her and her husband's impending divorce....

Travelling When Your Surname Is Different To Your Child's

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents

If there is one thing every parent wants a long journey with children to be, it's easy. But if you're travelling abroad and have a different surname t...

How Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Are Tackling Co-Parenting

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Parents

When Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced they were getting a divorce in June 2015, it was a shock. But the couple, who announced they would "...

Dave Goldberg: A Powerful Champion for Women, Careers and Co-parenting

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Geraldine Gallacher

Behind every man is a great woman, but behind every great women is a stay-at-home dad. If you cast an eye across many of the role models held up as s...

Divorced Fathers and Their Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm annoyed that in this day and age, there are still children out there that have to watch helplessly as their relationship with their father is disrupted, interfered with or even permanently severed just because someone is angry, resentful and vengeful.

Would You Choose Your Child's Mother or Father Online?

Susan Leigh | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The aim of these sites is to allow the interested parties to discuss their requirements in a confidential way and then, if they're in agreement, be able to reach a mutually satisfactory way of proceeding. No binding legal agreements feature in these relationships.

'An Open Letter To My Daughter's Stepmum' Is The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Read Today

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Divorce is never easy - especially when there are children involved. But one remarkable woman has managed to accept her change in circumstance and...

Six Steps to Successful Co-Parenting This Christmas

Penny Mansfield | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

For many, the initial months following a separation or divorce are some of the most painful and difficult they will experience. When you add children to the equation, it can be difficult to cope with day-to-day life, let alone the enormous task of orchestrating shared childcare arrangements...

I Want Mama! When Dads Get Rejected

Torsten Klaus | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

"I don't wanna play with you. I want mama. She is more fun than you, I like her best!" I'm sure many fathers have heard their children saying those or similar expressions. And even worse, often they come out of the blue with no warning, or any justifiable reasons.

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

Divorcing? Need a Parenting Plan?

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Agreeing on a parenting plan can be tricky. Not only does it involve and affect several people but you and your ex-partner are expected to reach an amicable agreement at a time when emotions are running high and conflict is constantly present.

Co-Parenting - Are You the Toxic Parent?

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Ok, most of us know how difficult and hurtful divorce can be but when coupled with having to come up with a shared parenting plan, this then pushes the whole experience to the next level. This is when toxic parenting may seep through. Could this be you?

Co-Parenting - It's really not about you.

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm not going to create a tip sheet for you on what to do to be successful in your co-parenting arrangement because no matter what I or anyone else says, the one thing that you need to constantly keep in mind is your child. That's it.

Co-Parenting Over Christmas - In Search of Some Sanity

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

For some divorced or separated parents, arranging and organizing equal time with the children has been an easy and smooth ride while for others, and you know who you are, it has been and is still is proving to be an experience straight out of hell for various reasons.

Christmas - Without the Children? Well Hooray! Oh the Beauty of Co-Parenting!

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

This time of year is always strangely exciting for me because every other year I am with my girls while the next they spend it with their fathers (yes, I have been married and divorced twice).

'Three Parents Are as Good as Two': Five Tips for Co-Parenting Success

Richard Adams | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

In a ground-breaking case for gay parents, the Court of Appeal has this week ruled that three-parent families can be as good as two. Here are five tips when considering whether to be a co-parent.