Karen Kristjanson spent seven years interviewing families across North America to share thirty-five real life co-parenting stories that inspire, provide helpful tools, and most importantly, benefit today’s families.
The stories in “Co-Parenting from the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads” include highly collaborative parents as well as those in extreme conflict. They include families dealing with parental alienation, parents with special needs, children with special needs, straight and lesbian parents, and parents with addictions.
From Amazon: Effective co-parenting, or sharing significant parenting time with an ex-spouse, is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children. The interviews in Co-Parenting from the Inside Out are with real moms and dads in diverse circumstances, showing them making choices, sometimes struggling, and often growing. Their stories offer insights into wise decision-making, as well as practical strategies that strengthen families. Parents can see that they are not alone as they navigate their feelings and build a future. While pain exists in most stories, there is also hope. Co-parents often feel that they have become more confident and compassionate, and parent better than before. The effects of their personal growth and their children’s are the silver lining in the dark pain of divorce.
Karen L. Kristjanson, MSc, MA, is a professional life coach, writer, and member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting. A co-parent herself, she has over thirty years’ experience supporting adults tackling change, to help them both survive and grow. Kristjanson writes for Divorce Magazine and the Huffington Post Canada. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia.