High-Conflict Co-Parenting Course: Parallel Parenting

March 31st, 2021

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and National Divorce Expert, developed a fully Online High Conflict Co-Parenting Course with 10 sections and took approximately 8 hours to complete. This article will go over some key takeaways from section 7: Parallel Parenting. Parallel parenting is an alternative to co-parenting and something that parents might want to consider if they are experiencing high levels of conflict. We will outline what parallel parenting is and if you and your co-parent might be better suited for parallel parenting.

What is Parallel Parenting?

-Different from co-parenting

-Both parents take care of the children independently rather than jointly

-Debilitating high conflict

-More specific than co-parenting

Parallel Parenting Plan

-Specific written boundaries

-Strictly business relationship

-Protects children from parent’s conflict

-Parents contact each other only for emergencies and big life events.

Parallel Parenting Plan Goals

  1. Provide for the physical needs and safety of children
  2. Provide for parent’s safety
  3. Detailed and structured
  4. Outline daily functions and holiday schedules
  5. State each parent’s responsibility
  6. How and when parents will communication
  7. How transitions will occur
  8. How disputes will be resolved
  9. Do not accept or assume responsibility
  10. Plans are static documents- be prepared for them to change

Difference Between Parallel Parenting and Co-Parenting

Our High-Conflict Co-Parenting Course covers topics ranging from child safety concerns to adjusting to conflict with your co-parent. Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, a Board-Certified Psychologist and National Divorce Expert developed and led this course to help separated parents work together for the well-being of their children. Our course is chalked full of valuable information for parents and might be useful to you if you relate with one or more of the following:

  • Conflict arises no matter the topic. You cannot seem to have any discussion without a heated fight or argument.
  • There are safety concerns. You or your children could be in danger. There could be a history of violence, substance abuse, psychological issues, or legal issues.
  •  You rely on litigation too often. Almost every major decision is litigated. You cannot seem to resolve any issues together.
  • Groundhog day co-parenting. Even when it seems that you might have reached an agreement, you both constantly revisit the same issue over and over again.
  • Chronic conflict with your co-parent. It is normal to have conflict initially. You should not be highly conflicted for years following your separation.
  • Alienating conflict. Conflict is affecting the relationship between the alienated parent and child.
  • The new parenting standard. Your co-parent has unrealistic expectations for you as a parent.

If you relate with one or more of the statements above, our High-Conflict Co-Parenting Course is right for you. You can purchase our 8-hour course for only $49.99 today. Upon purchase, you will receive a password, and you will gain immediate access to our online course. Upon completion, a course completion certificate will automatically be emailed to you.

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