Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce

Author(s): Deesha Philyaw & Michael D. Thomas

Separation & Divorce | Separation/Divorce

Co-Parenting 101 is based on the premise that co-parenting is a must, not an option. The involvement of both parents- not just the primary guardian-is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting.

This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.

Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book a great resource for divorced parents with children. For parents, less time stressed out about legal wrangling means more time to be fully present and engaged with the children. By learning to put their animosity aside, parents can focus on putting their kids first.


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"As a family physician, I care for hundreds of families with parents living separately. The mental and physical health of children is directly impacted by the relationship between their co-parents. I'm recommending this book to every separated family I see. If parents were willing to step up and consider the suggestions made in "Co-parenting 101", their kids would be healthier and far more resilient!"
--Deborah Gilboa, MD, of

Deesha Philyaw is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Essence, the Washington Post, Wondertime, and Bitch. Her work has been anthologized in Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined, A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families, Just Like a Girl: Manifesta!, and Women's Work. She has been featured on CBS' Early Show for her experiences as a co-parent.

Michael D. Thomas is a managing director and head of real estate loan syndications for PNC Capital Markets (PNCCM) LLC, and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group. He is co-founder of

General Fields

  • : 9781608824632
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Deesha Philyaw & Michael D. Thomas
  • : Paperback
  • : 649.1
  • : 232
  • : VFX