Divorce is most often a painful and complicated experience. When there are children, the responsibility of co-parenting can be challenging , if not destructive, when couples aren’t able to work well together. The co-parenting relationship is the most critical factor in determining how children will fare during and after divorce. Educating parents about the divorced family and guiding them in mediating their differences helps to heal the wounds of a difficult divorce. Parents often struggle with issues of schedules, transfers of children, making important decisions together, etc. If parents can’t get past their negative feelings about each other enough to co-parent well and feel they need to return to Court, a Judge may assign them a Parenting Coordinator. Some couples choose to avoid Court and engage a Parenting Coordinator on their own. As a Parenting Coordinator, I teach divorcing and divorced couples the tools to learning how to work together so their children can thrive. When that happens, everyone in the family benefits.