Co-Parenting 101

Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce

Deesha Philyaw
Michael D. Thomas

A must-have resource for parenting across two households.

This groundbreaking book is based on the premise that co-parenting is not an option, it's a must. The involvement of both parents—not just the primary guardian—is the cornerstone of successful co-parenting. This is the first book written by a formerly married couple for whom co parenting is central to their day to day lives, and it offers a comprehensive, personal, and upfront look at how to effectively raise kids with an ex-spouse.

Authors Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas, the creators of the popular co-parenting website,, share their own experiences raising their children together, as well as provide professional advice from co-parenting experts. Through practical tips combined with expert parental strategies, this book is a great resource for divorced parents with children.

Co-parenting 101 offers practical advice, information, and tools for parents that can be easily implemented, as well as a tremendous amount of hope.”―Susan Pease Gadoua, author of Contemplating Divorce and Stronger Day by Day

“An extraordinary book and required reading for separated and divorced parents."―Robert F. Fierstein, PhD, licensed psychologist

“Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas have done the impossible. This formerly married couple not only co-parent their children without rancor, but in Co-parenting 101, they teach us how to do it, too.”―Ericka Lutz, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting