I’m Teresa Harlow. I’ve been co-parenting with my son’s father for over 20 years. We divorced when our son was six years old. Along the way, I’ve played the roles of co-parent, head of household, step-parent, bonus mom, and confidant to a lot of other co-parents struggling on their journey. I’ve witnessed horrendous behaviors between divorce parents. I’ve seen the parent who makes every interaction painful and the children that struggle with it all. I’ve also observed a new awakening among many parents who separate. While they may live apart, they parent together. They continue to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate as families.