Co-parenting is one option that parents who aren't in a relationship have for raising their children. Fathers who consider this option should be ready to work hard to make the arrangement work. Co-parenting means that you will still have to deal with your ex a lot more than what you would have to if you opted for a traditional child custody arrangement. The benefits of co-parenting might outweigh the work that you have to put into it, so make sure that you think about your child when you make the decision.
Wanda Bass, a nurse, and Ken Bass, an electronics technician and UPS supervisor, were divorced in 2002. They have two sons, who are now 15 and 22. Today, those sons are well-adjusted and proud of their parents, but it wasn't always that way.