Best Co-Parenting Quotes 2021



  1. “Kids need parents, not a part-time visitor with a checkbook.”

  2. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

  3. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass

  4. “The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” – Jane Blaustone

  5. “Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being.” – Kittie Frantz

  6. “I’m very fortunate because we’re committed to co-parenting our children together.” – Elle Macpherson

  7. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D. Hull

  8. “Co-parenting is not asking permission. It’s about discussing your child’s needs and wants and deciding what’s best.”

  9. “Co-parenting. It’s not a competition between two homes. It’s a collaboration of parents doing what is best for the kids.” – Heather Hetchler

  10. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido

  11. “This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face, learning to love the other parent enough to make the children first.” – Iyanila Vanzant

  12. “I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.” – Beverly Cleary

  13. “We do bedtime every day. We felt like as much togetherness as possible would be ideal, and fortunately, we really love each other and are best friends, and so that works.” – Sienna Miller

  14. “Think of it as an important business project; you don’t always love the person that you’re working with, but you work together to get the project done. Co-parents need to adopt this same business model when co-parenting their children.” – Kela Price

  15. “If Matt and I had a great relationship, we would still be together, but we chose to move on because we had different visions of how we wanted to live our lives. That doesn’t mean, though, that we can’t rebuild something that would be the best thing for the kids.” – Kate Hudson

  16. “You have to get to that point as a divorced parent, as any parent, where you’re not putting yourself first. You want the kids’ experience to be its own and not like, ‘Well, I need to have my time!’ We have been very good about that.” – Ryan Phillippe

  17. “I have pictures up of me and Wiz in [our son’s] room so he can always come in and see us being happy together. We try to have family days with him, even though we’re not together. Kids want to see their parents together and if you can’t be together in a relationship, you’ve got to come together as friends for your baby.” – Amber Rose

  18. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a little selfless. You have to say ‘It’s not about us. This didn’t work out quite how we wanted it to but look at the amazing blessing that we have in these wonderful children.’ So you kinda put everything else to the side and really focus.” – Nick Cannon

  19. “I’m really fortunate because my ex and I are very good friends and I talk to him every day. Our daughter is growing up seeing two people who care about each other. We may not be a traditional family on paper but we are a family and I tell her that families come in all shapes and sizes, but [a family is] love and I see her really flourishing because she sees two people treating each other with respect.” – Angela Kinsey

  20. “We are both totally committed to raising our son and being in love with our son… It’s a concept that’s fairly new, particularly in the psychology of raising a child in divorce. And the idea is, it’s really not the child’s fault that you got divorced. It’s your fault and therefore it should not be the child’s problem to go back and forth between two different homes.” – Josh Lucas on the “bird nesting” co-parenting arrangement


  1. “Co parenting can show how we can achieve happiness for all the parents and their children.”

  2. “I don’t think the children want to see their parents suffer from the differences in themselves.”

  3. “Co parenting can let us know about the troubles and shortcomings that we can fix right now.”

  4. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” – Barbara Johnson

  5. “Good parenting lets the kids experience the best things that they must encounter in their lives.”

  6. “If you love your child more than you hate your ex, you can solve most co-parenting problems.” – Helen Fried

  7. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D. Hull

  8. “Effective parenting has nothing to do with pointing out our faults and everything to do with working out solutions.” – L.R. Knost

  9. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido

  10. “The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.” – Shannon Alder


  1. “Moms and Step-moms are on the same team.”

  2. “The best obligation as a parent is to not bring chaos into your children’s lives.”

  3. “Parenting can let us witness a new universe where adjustments and flexibility are known.”

  4. “Family is a world where we can settle any differences if we learn to compromise and accept.”

  5. “Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

  6. “Thumbs up for parents and step-parents who co-parent! Children need to feel safe and loved in both homes.”

  7. “Co-parenting isn’t asking permission. It’s about discussing your child’s need and wants and deciding what’s best.”

  8. “Children shouldn’t have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. You make sacrifices so your children can have the life they deserve.”

  9. “Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. Real parents are those who put that child above their own selfish needs and wants.”

  10. “At the end of the day the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D Hull

  11. “The sign of a great parent is not the behavior of the children, the sign of a truly great parent is the behavior of the parent.” – Andy Smithson

  12. “This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face-learning to love the other parent enough to make their children first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  13. “A narcissist will never co-parent with you. They will counter parent. They don’t care about the emotional damage that the constant drama inflicts upon the children as long as it causes emotional drama to you.” – A.Price

  14. “It is critical to maintain boundaries between adult problems and children. Please protect your children’s innocence and allow them to remain children. They must not be burdened by adult problems. Kids don’t have the coping skills or the intellectual ability to understand money worries, adult relationship issues or their parent’s unhappiness.”

  15. “Our children pick up a great deal from how we embrace them each morning, how we react when they break our favorite vase, how we handle ourselves in a traffic accident, how we sit and talk to them, whether we really look at what they show us, and whether we take an interest in what they say.”


  1. “Children need and deserve the love, care, and support of both parents.”

  2. “It may be hard for some children to grow from the consequence of divorce and broken family.”

  3. “When you tell a child you hate their other parent, you are telling them you hate half of who they are.”

  4. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” –Robert Fulghum

  5. “Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” – L.R. Knost

  6. “Co-parenting can be difficult but if the two parents continue to have open and honest communication. That builds trust which makes co-parenting easier for everyone.”

  7. “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, every movement, and action affects. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent.” – Bob Keeshan

Best Co-Parenting Quotes

  • Thumbs up for step-parents and parents who co-parent! Kids need to feel loved and safe in both homes. Unknown 
  • I mean, I’m single, I’m co-parenting. I’m doing okay.. Naomi Watts 
  • Blood doesn’t always make a parent; being a parent comes from the heart. Unknown 
  • We may not live as one, but our family will always be home. Unknown
  • Your ex is not your child’s ex… remember that. Unknown 
  • Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience. Azriel Johnson 
  • The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other. Jane Blaustone 
  • A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to. Unknown 
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