Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 50 of The New Family Podcast where I share the story of my own unique family structure following separation and divorce.
For this milestone episode—number 50!—I’m telling the story of my own unique family structure. My guest is the father of my kids, Derek DeCloet, who lives across the driveway from me with his new wife. The kids alternate nights between our places in a very fluid ways, usually seeing us both of us at some point in any 24 hour period. It’s our unconventional lifestyle that inspired me to start thenewfamily.com and this podcast. Please join us in the first conversation we’ve had publicly about our next-door-neighbours co-parenting relationship.
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Derek.
Derek’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I think the stuff that I’ve tended to find appealing as advice goes is the idea of following your own instincts, trusting your gut. Nobody knows your kids better than you do. Nobody loves them the way you do. And parenting is about a million little judgement calls in life and it’s not always clear exactly what the right call is. Sometimes you’re choosing between a couple of bad options. You have to check your instincts against your peers, your friends your co-parents and say, ‘Am I thinking of this right?’ But you kind of have to believe in yourself as a parent, I think. Because we can all do this. We can all do this in the best way we know how if we trust what’s inside us.”
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