The Co-Parent Way
Who we are and what we do
We’re The Co-Parent Way and we exist to enable parents who are separating or divorcing, to get a place where they can work together to bring up their children, whatever they feel about each other.
“Kids need their parents. When we separate it doesn’t mean we stop being parents, we just stop being in a relationship. I believe that, where it’s safe to do so, that parents have a responsibility to remain parents to their kids. I know that can be really hard if you don’t trust your ex any more. And that’s why I started The Co-Parent Way, to give parents the practical tools they need to be able to do this.” Founder, Marcie Shaoul
The Co-Parent Way is the UK’s only dedicated co-parent coaching practice. Our methodology is unique and is a mixture of learning, coaching and practical tools to deliver a highly effective programme that enables parents to self-manage and communicate
Co-Parent coaching isn’t counselling or relationship therapy, or divorce coaching. It doesn’t focus on the story of the break-up; it doesn’t focus on the story of the couple. It looks straight to the child and offers practical and achievable ways to enable parents to interact with each other and because it does that, children grow up in a safe and stable environment
Parents often approach us because they want a co-parent relationship that provides stability and security for their kids, but have little idea how to make that happen. It takes a lot to navigate the emotion of a separation and feel confident your kids’ needs are being met.
The toughest part of it is knowing they’re the ones who bear the brunt of it when things are strained. But with the right tools and skills, effective co-parenting is possible.
Marcie says: “A break up where a child remains whole and resourceful and playful is definitely possible. As a divorcee and a co-parent, I know how utterly crucial it is to carefully construct a protective space around your children when you are going through a separation. Children find themselves dividing their time between two homes and two families. It can be confusing. At worst they are used as a bargaining piece or a sounding board or even just left to get on with it whilst the parents suffer through the separation.”
We work with one parent or both parents, depending on what’s possible! And whether you work with us directly, or you take our online course, you’ll come away:
Understanding why it’s important to co-parent and the impact on your children if you don’t. Knowing what makes it hard to co-parent and how to manage that. Being able to set proper boundaries with your ex, learning how to only come together to co-parent and nothing else.
How to communicate to deescalate conflict and make decisions together And much more!
In 2022 we launched a self-paced online version of what we do. It’s much cheaper than the 121 coaching and just as effective. What’s more, you have access to the course for a full 12 months, meaning it’s there to support you for a much longer period of time if you need it. The course costs £249 and we are delighted to offer readers a 10% discount. All you need to do is enter WELCOME10 at checkout. Click here for more information.