Parenting & Coparenting

Parenting and coparenting are important processes that help children develop in healthy ways. Parenting relationships represent a connection between parents (including biological, step, foster, adoptive) and their children, while coparenting represents the relationship between two or more adults who share responsibility for raising a child. Family structures, roles and responsibilities, and living arrangements have become increasingly varied over the past couple decades. Parents often support children across multiple households and coparent with a variety of adults (e.g., current partner, ex-partner, grandparents).