Co-Parenting from the Inside Out - Dundurn

Co-Parenting from the Inside Out

Voices of Moms and Dads

Published December 2017


Karen L. Kristjanson shares the stories of a variety of divorced and separated couples who co-parent.

Effective co-parenting, or sharing significant parenting time with an ex-spouse, is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children. The interviews in Co-Parenting from the Inside Out are with real moms and dads in diverse circumstances, showing them making choices, sometimes struggling, and often growing. Their stories offer insights into wise decision-making, as well as practical strategies that strengthen families. Parents can see that they are not alone as they navigate their feelings and build a future. While pain exists in most stories, there is also hope. Co-parents often feel that they have become more confident and compassionate, and parent better than before. The effects of their personal growth and their children’s are the silver lining in the dark pain of divorce.

Karen L. Kristjanson has brought together real life co-parenting stories that inspire separated parents and help them understand co-parenting better, offering practical tips and tools that directly benefit families.



Karen L. Kristjanson

Karen L. Kristjanson, M.Sc., M.A., is a professional life coach, writer, and member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting. A co-parent herself, she has over thirty years’ experience supporting adults tackling change. Kristjanson writes for Divorce Magazine and Huffington Post Canada. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia.

Edward Kruk

Edward Kruk is associate professor of social work at the University of British Columbia. As a child and family social worker he has practised in the fields of welfare rights, child protection, school social work, and family services. He is currently teaching and practicing in the areas of family mediation and addiction.

Book Details

December 2017
6x9 in
216 pp
December 2017
216 pp