Co-Parent with Less Conflict
Apps to Help Parents Co-Parent with Less Conflict
As we all know the journey of separation and divorce is a very difficult one. The range of emotions can be overwhelming. If you have children, of course you will need to continue to maintain a relationship with your co-parent. The two of you will need to plan, co-ordinate and make decisions together. Issues can arise depending on the level of conflict.
I don’t usually promote products in my newsletter but I hear so many complaints from clients who have difficulty co-parenting due to ongoing conflict that I felt compelled to share information about some valuable tools. There is an online tool that has been around for some time but that few people have heard of. The OurFamilyWizard™ website “is dedicated to providing you with the tools that you need to organize your shared parenting and reduce conflict between you and your co-parent, leaving you with more time to spend with your children. The OurFamilyWizard® website was originally designed to reduce some, if not all, of the stress from communication and planning between parents who live in separate households, but now nearly any family could benefit from it.”
There is a small annual fee but the applications available to parents are quite remarkable. Judges in many states and some provinces are actually beginning to mandate the use of this tool on occasion. The site has an iPhone App to streamline your parenting and allows you to access schedules, emails, expense logs, etc right from your phone. This tool will help to keep the focus on your children; after all they are your most important asset!
And Our Family Wizard isn’t the only game in town. Lucy Good from Beanstalk has compiled a list of the best apps out there for co-parenting.
The key to co-parenting is to focus on your children—and your children only. Co-parenting is not about your feelings, or your ex-spouse. It’s about your child’s happiness, stability, and future well-being and if these website and app tools can help make that happen then they are worth their weight in gold.