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How to Split a Toaster episode 711

When Co-Parenting Just Doesn’t Work: The Solution? Parallel Parenting

When Co-Parenting Just Won’t Work

“Divorce is not inherently bad for the child. Conflict is.”

In today’s episode, Seth and Pete talk about the challenges of parenting when divorced parents just can’t make things work. It’s called Parallel Parenting. Is it okay for the kids? How does it work? And how do parents handle the challenges that come with it? What happens if your ex is alienating your child from you or using the child as a tool for vindication? They talk through many aspects of this parenting plan as well as explaining why it’s used and in what situations. They talk about improving your communication skills using the BIFF method – Brief, Informative, Friendly and Firm. And they talk about why it’s important to try getting to a place where you can say things like, “whatever’s easiest for you.”

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.