Dr. Bill Nodrick 2006
What is it?
The Co-parenting Journal is an idea that was borne out of necessity. Its originator asked us to:
In accordance with a court order, the children involved were shuttling, on
alternate weeks, between their mom’s and dad’s homes. The parents had been
given equal authority over the children, and were directed to collaborate fully
in any and all decisions impacting the children.
Suspecting that their “method” of communicating could be contributing to the problems they were having, one of the parents (the father) developed the Co-parenting Journal. He then a) provided notice that he would no longer engage in any form of communication outside of the Co-parenting Journal, but b) stressed that he was prepared to communicate fully and at length through the Journal.
It took some
time, and it was very hard to resist the many “invitations” to return to old
ways of doing things, but the pay off was well worth it. All of the involved
parties now agree that the Co-parenting Journal is “working great!”.
If you are having similar communication difficulties, consider giving the Co-parenting Journal a try.
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