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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.
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There was no difference between condom users and nonusers on mean scores for co-parenting relationship functioning.
Earlier this year, their book, Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce, was published by New Harbinger Publications, and now they are announcing workshops and speaking engagements for conferences, schools, community organizations, and corporations.
Thomas draw upon their real-life experience as co-parents to present Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce.
Patterson at the University of Virginia report their findings from this first empirical examination of differences and similarities in co-parenting among lesbian, gay and heterosexual adoptive couples and associations with child behavior.
The book comes with a CD containing sample forms for such documents as tenant agreements, living wills, co-parenting agreements, and medical powers of attorney.
Ezra's spare time is spent in imaginative play with daughter Elsie, humorous co-parenting moments with her partner of 11 years, and annual trips to Asbury Park to help Jersey Pride, Inc.
Co-parenting has been emphasised by family theorists and therapists, and demonstrates a strong association with marital quality and parenting behaviours such as negativity towards their child and discipline consistency.
Responsible fathering programs address a range of obstacles to involvement; however, most concentrate on employment and co-parenting to the exclusion of men's mental health needs.
Osborne, a marriage and family therapist, shares stories from separated parents to show what they have learned from co-parenting and discovering new kinds of families as they found ways to stay connected and continue to care for their children.
But when they come together they are so strong that it's a great co-parenting organisation.
From rules for negotiation to appreciating a partner's contributions, this is packed with case histories, quizzes, questions and solutions to common co-parenting issues.
Also discussed are the decision of whether to nurse and how to go about it, how to tell whether behavioral oddities in one's child are a worrisome enough to warrant visiting an expert, how to tackle the challenge of co-parenting, steps to take keep an unhappy situation from degenerating into divorce, steps to take if divorce is unavoidable, and much more.