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Should a Dad expect his 5-year-old to initiate phone calls with him, instead of Dad calling his child? In this episode, Linda and Ron discuss a Reddit post in which a mom is frustrated that her child's father won't call the child but instead expects the child - a 5-year-old - to remember to call him. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
In this episode, Linda and Ron discuss a Reddit post in which a new wife is concerned that her husband is too friendly with his former wife and the mother of his child.   Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
This episode shares part of a conversation between Ron and Linda taken from the Coparent Academy content library. Today, Linda and Ron discuss what courteous coparent communication is and why it's so important. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
A father moved far away from his daughter to pursue his career and now is trying to figure out how to make visitation work. Ron and Linda discuss this family's situation and how long-distance visitation orders affect children. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Ron and Linda discuss two visitation transfer Reddit posts. In the first post, Mom is concerned that young child seems to be bonding more with Dad and not wanting to transfer back to her after being with Dad.In the second post, Mom is frustrated that Dad won't pay child support but sends lots of gifts back with their child, putting her in what she perceives to be an awkward situation. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Disneyland Dad

Disneyland Dad

2022-07-0524:43

A mother is frustrated with her children's "Disneyland Dad". Ron, Linda, and Rebecca talk about the Disneyland Dad phenomenon, how it can affect coparenting, and what to do about it. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Parallel Parenting

Parallel Parenting

2022-06-2713:49

A pair of coparents are trying to decide whether they should use "parallel parenting" to raise their child. Ron and Linda discuss how parallel parenting may not be the best option, especially with parents who seem like they have the right stuff for successful coparenting!Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
A couple welcomes a new baby, but the father isn't quite ready to sign the birth certificate. Ron and Linda discuss how the mother and father might be feeling and how they can over overcome the birth certificate drama to rebuild trust in their coparenting relationship. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Father's new wife is not happy with his coparenting efforts?  What should she do, and will their young marriage survive?Ron and Linda discuss healthy boundaries stepparents can put in place to make life better for themselves, their marriage and, especially, for the children.Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
What's a mother to do when the paternal grandmother’s hopes for a set of coparents becomes interference?Ron and Linda discuss how the grandmother's agenda could start to confuse the 4 year old child and potentially cause trouble in mother's new romance.Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
In our first ever shared podcast, Linda and I sit down with an amazing couple, Justin and Alexis Black.  Listen to Justin's podcast, ROSE from Concrete:  ROSE From Concrete (buzzsprout.com) Justin and Alexis are the authors of Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovering Healing, Happiness, and Love. Their book is a powerful memoir that takes the reader through their harrowing childhood experiences, which included abuse, neglect, and years in the foster system.  More importantly, however, their book details their commitment to overcoming the odds stacked them and ending the generational cycles of abuse and addiction they were born into. Justin and Alexis take you into the rooms where things happened, and their searing accounts will stay with you.  Be warned, their story contains factual depictions of domestic violence, trauma, sexual assault, and other difficult issues faced on the road to healing.Linda and Ron were profoundly affected by the time they were privileged to spend with Alexis and Justin. Everyone can benefit from listening and reading their compelling and inspirational stories. Learn more about Justin and Alexis and buy their powerful memoir at:  Buy Now | Redefining Normal (re-definingnormal.com). Listen to Justin's podcast, ROSE from Concrete:  ROSE From Concrete (buzzsprout.com)Follow Justin and Alexis on social media at:  Instagram: Redefining Normal (@re.definingnormal) TikTok: Redefining Normal (@re.definingnormal) Facebook: Redefining Normal | FacebookEmail Justin and Alexis at info@re-definingnormal.com 
Teresa Harlow, a best-selling author, speaker, and coach, talks with Linda and Ron about her techniques for transforming combative relationships into collaborative partnerships. Check out her most recent book, Combative to Collaborative: The Co-Parenting Code at https://promethean-publishing.square.site/To learn more about Teresa, visit her at: https://teresaharlow.com/https://www.facebook.com/teresaharlow123 https://twitter.com/teresaharlow123https://www.instagram.com/teresaharlow123/https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresaharlow/
Secret Wedding?

Secret Wedding?

2022-05-1613:20

So many things can go wrong when you try to keep your wedding  plans secret from your coparent.  Find out why that's a problem both the parent and the child .  Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.comIf you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher or wherever you listen.
If the Father labels the Mother as obese, wonder what he will label their child if she gains weight?In this episode, Ron and Linda discuss how the Father pushing his eight year old daughter to eat right and exercise may negatively effect her body image.  The Father only has the child 10% of the time, so  she will start to resist going to his house?  Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
Do children get to choose where to live at age 12?In this episode, Ron and Linda talk about how common it is that divorced parents and their children believe this to be true.  But there is much more to the story...Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
In this episode, Ron and Linda talk about how parents with different religious beliefs can successfully coparent -- while teaching their child to think independently about those beliefs!Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
If you're rich and famous how could you possibly have trouble coparenting?When you watch social media, you know it happens all the time!  Ron, Linda, and Rebecca will discuss the latest on the Kim and Kanye + Pete divorce saga, and all the new issues that brings up in the coparenting realm.  You may be surprised at how much their issues are similar to yours.  Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.comIf you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticker or wherever you listen.
It's the right time for YOU to love again, but is it the right time for your child?When you're a parent, it's important to consider your child's perspective as you begin a new relationship.   Ron, Linda, and Rebecca discuss how to navigate these treacherous waters!  Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher or wherever you listen.  
Kim Kardashian is bringing the term "coparent" back. Never thought you had much in common with Kim Kardashian or Kanye West?  If you're a coparent, guess again. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com.  If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.  
Pixie Haircut

Pixie Haircut

2022-03-2722:46

How should a father react to his daughter wanting a pixie haircut? Probably not this way. Linda and Ron talk about what happened when a little girl wanted a pixie haircut, how both parents could have done better in the situation, and how a conversation about a new style can be about a lot more than just haircuts. Thanks for listening!  If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at podcast@coparentacademy.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.  
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