This excerpt has been taken from the winter 2013 edition of “Apple” magazine, published by Alberta Health Services.

Co-parenting through divorce

Many spouses see their marriages end, but the need to raise children together goes on. Calgary writer Frankie Thornhill looks at where and how divorcing parents can find the support they need to put their kids first.

Divorce touches thousands of people each year, especially in Alberta, where the divorce rate of 46 per cent is five percentage points higher than the national average.

For children, divorce can be devastating if their parents don’t set their differences aside and learn how to co-parent. Co-parenting is based on understanding the effects of divorce on your children and communicating effectively with your former spouse to raise them.

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