“When we began working with Tony, my former wife and I were incapable of having a civil conversation. It’s taken some time for sure . . . now we are more able to resolve our disagreements ourselves. Tony’s patience and constant modeling of good behavior certainly paved the way for us. We’re so pleased to have learned about non-violent communication from him.” –Peter M.
Learn to Act in the Children’s Best Interests.
Parenting coordination has so many benefits—most importantly enhancing the children’s confidence and self-esteem. As parental conflict decreases, so do the children’s symptoms of stress. PC work also helps diminish the children’s sense of loyalty to one parent or the other, increasing the likelihood of keeping that both of them will stay active in their children’s life.
It’s important to realize that parenting coordination is more than mediation. All agreements are binding until the parents agree to a change, or a judge rules otherwise. When conflict arises, Tony refocuses the co-parents’ attention, reminding them that the children come first—before, during, and after successful resolution of the parental conflict.