03/23/2012 01:33 pm ET

5 Essentials Steps To Successful Coparenting

Successful co-parenting happens when you both realize that your divorce - or break-up - may have ended your relationship, but not your responsibilities as parents. Sadly, the majority of couples who separate don't realize they can raise their kids together successfully - even though they no longer live together. At first, it may seem that co-parenting is simply impossible. Keep in mind, however, that you are not jointly parenting. Co-parenting means doing your best to cooperate with each other to ensure the most consistent and least disruptive path for your kids.

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