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Do We Need a Parenting Consultant?

The goal of a parenting consultant is simple – to help families navigate the difficult issues surrounding many common co-parenting issues like parenting time disagreements (visitation), discipline or differences in parenting styles, educational, extracurricular issues and problems with agreement on schedules. A parenting consultant is generally appointed by the court, but parents can make a recommendation for who they want to work with. Co-parenting during and after divorce is challenging. Your parenting consultant can help you find solutions for issues that come up between you and your ex, decisions that are in the best interest of your kids. It is important to know that your parenting consultant can make decisions if needed.

Johnson Mediation is a mediation firm based in Victoria, Minnesota that serves clients all over Minnesota and Wisconsin.

How Does Parenting Consulting Work?

How Does Parenting Consulting Work?If you are curious about the concept of parenting consulting and want to learn more about the process, Johnson Mediation can help. A Parenting Consultant (PC) works with families to help them navigate issues related to parenting time (also known as visitation), differences in parenting styles, approach to discipline, schedules, education as well as interests and activities of the child or children. It is important to understand that a parenting consultant does not address issues related to custody or finances. A parenting consultant can be chosen by a couple or the court, depending on the situation.

Parenting with Your Ex-Spouse

Parenting with Your Ex-SpouseWhen you and your spouse decided to separate, it may have been because you grew apart, changed, had difficulty communicating or had different goals. If you share children, however, the divorce is not the end of your relationship. In fact, it is just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship: co-parenting.

Co-parenting your children from different homes requires a new level of communication, patience and skill. Johnson Mediation can help you with all types of issues related to parenting with your ex-spouse.

Reducing Emotional Toll Of Divorce On Your Family

Reducing Emotional Toll Of Divorce On Your FamilyDeciding to divorce is more than a decision to make a logistical change in your life. For many couples, it represents a personal loss and can elicit emotions like regret, sadness, and disappointment. These emotions impact the two individuals in the marriage but also have an effect on the children from the marriage as well. There are strategies for reducing the emotional toll of a divorce on a family and the team at Johnson Mediation can help you find your way forward while you and your family heal.

Comprehensive Support for Couples in Minnesota

Comprehensive Support for Couples in MinnesotaThe team at Johnson Mediation is probably best known for helping Minnesota couples navigate the divorce process. Divorce mediation makes up a large part of what we do each and every day. However, what people might not realize is that we can provide all types of support for local couples, whether they are considering divorce or not. The resources, support and strategies that our staff can offer can benefit couples no matter whether you are moving forward with divorce, were divorced many years ago, or just a bit unsure of your future together. We provide these services online.

What Is A Court Appointed Parenting Consultant?

What Is a Court Appointed Parenting ConsultantIf you are in the midst of a contentious divorce and you are told that you and your ex must work with a parenting consultant to try to resolve issues surrounding issues related to your kids, you may not know where to begin. First, you should know that you can choose your own parenting consultant, or one can be appointed by the court. Second, you should understand exactly what a parenting consultant does. The role of a Parenting Consultant is to help a family navigate issues such as parenting time (visitation), differences in parenting style (including discipline), resolving schedule conflicts, school placement and even plans