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(kō-pâr′ən-tĭng, -păr′-)
1. The sharing of parental responsibility by the divorced parents of a child.
2. Joint or shared custody of a child by divorced parents.

co′-par′ent n.


or co•par•ent

(koʊˈpɛər ənt, -ˈpær-)

1. a divorced or separated parent who shares equally with the other parent in the custody and care of a child.
2. to act as a co-parent to (a child).
3. to act as a co-parent.
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As they discuss that situation, Hilary will once again bring up the possibility of Devon becoming a father by being her donor, but will insist that he can have a legitimate role in the child's life this time as an equal co-parent.
The 41-year-old actress has announced that she and Christopher Jarecki have decided to go their separate ways after 13 years of marriage, but they still"love and respect each other" and will co-parent their six-year-old son Bear Blu.
His wife and I have become close and we all co-parent our kids extremely well (their three boys and my two kids live with us all the time).
Notably absent are mentions of positive co-parent relationships, any mention of the father/child bond, or any sense that formal child support counts in fathers' minds as a form of provision.
After their separation in 2015 and divorce filing in April, the two actors have amicably continued to co-parent their kids.
The post Kevin Hart's ex-wife wants to co-parent new baby appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
With increasing populations experiencing divorce and little known how divorced parents co-parent, understanding how divorced mothers manage co-parenting for their children with chronic illness may help nurses support divorce families, help the father understand the mother's perspectives, and improve outcomes for children.
Summary: Source says the hope is therapy will help them co-parent their son, Jack, better
Self-employed mum-of-two Sarah Hall, from North Tyneside, said: "I run my own business and co-parent our two boys with my ex husband.
The most important thing to remember: You and your ex do not need to like each other to co-parent your kids.
If our polyamorous triad wishes to have children and to co-parent as three, a careful co-parenting agreement could attempt to protect the party who is not a biological parent.
They were able to take it seriously and it really does predict how they will co-parent.