Some online programs have been developed to help address this problem and to promote effective co-parenting. Some of these can be used to help create family calendars, while others provide advice, or help track family expenses and communications.
At Westfield Mediation, LLC, we explain to our clients that parenting is a lifelong commitment. So, it is best for you and your kids to have tools to make it work effectively. Moreover, children’s needs change over time, and flexibility is key.
To this end, we have recommended to some clients that they use Our Family Wizard. Through their website, ourfamilywizard.com and apps, parents can create joint family calendars that include parenting time, and family events. In addition, they offer ways to track the expenses for the children. Other potentially useful sites include uptoparents.org which provides co-parenting advice and resources, and talkingparents.com which allows divorcing parents to keep track of their communications. When divorcing parents find ways to communicate effectively – and without bickering, they improve their family dynamic and the well-being of their children.
For more information about co-parenting tools or, divorce mediation in general, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org