Last Updated on April 24, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Co-parenting with your ex can be a sometimes complicated and challenging process. Life happens, and there will be plenty of ups and downs. With co-parenting, it’s essential to keep up a respectful relationship. It’s important to remember that your child’s needs come first. Luckily, there are plenty of other co-parents out there who have gone through the same thing you are. Below, they’ve shared their wisdom and views to help other co-parents raise their children through 60 best co-parenting quotes.
Happy Co-Parenting Quotes
“Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family.” — Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
“Family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” — Barbara Bush
“Blended families are a beautiful mix of diverse people who each serve an important role in our lives.” — Deana Keller La Rosa
“I’m very fortunate because we’re committed to co-parenting our children together.” — Elle Macpherson
“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
“What I’m doing isn’t about me, it’s about the two little kids that my husband brought into my life. It is about them and making sure that they feel safe, happy, and supported.” — Rose Quinn
“I never had that wicked stepmother or evil stepfather thing at all. I’m very close to both stepparents, and I consider them to be my parents, too.” — Mark Ronson
“Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” — Lisa Weed
“I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel
Inspirational Co-Parenting Quotes
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou.
“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach.
“Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you.” — Misty Copeland.
“Co-parents need to suck it up and become a collaborative team for the sake of the child.” — Sherrill Ellsworth.
“Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” — Tony Gaskins.
“Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to your happiness.” — Beth Happiness
“There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make — one step at a time!” — Donna Houpe.
“Children deserve both parents. They deserve to know that their parents respect each other if nothing else. So that really helps me set the standard of how I try to behave.” Jewel Kilcher
“If you’re struggling with your role, be kind to yourself and remember that step-parenting is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Not because of any flaw of yours, but because that’s the nature of the role.” — Jenna Kori
“The first key to balancing your busy life and creating a peaceful environment for your blended family to thrive in lies in defining your family values—first as a couple, then as a family.” — Kellye Laughery
“Live one day at a time (or one moment, if you have to). Blend little by little and celebrate even the smallest breakthrough.” — Andi Parker-Kimbrough.
“If you hold onto hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, love bomb, and abandon them. You are their only hope.” — Tracy Malone.
“You may find it difficult to communicate with or see your ex as you co-parent. Derive solace in the fact that your interactions with your former spouse have their limits — you no longer have to share a bedroom, only your children.” — Lisa Helfend Meyer.
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” — Friedrich Neitzche.
“Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” — Allison Pescosolido
“I’m grateful that being a stepmom has taught me that there is no shame in admitting you don’t have it together all the time.” — Jamie Scrimgeour.
“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” — Jennifer Weiner.
“You don’t need to be the primary caregiver of your children to be of primary influence in their lives. What you do for them behind the scenes in your own unique way is what makes the true difference in the long run.” — Miya Yamanouchi.
“Bringing two families together is never easy. But in the end, it’s more than worth it.” — Unknown.
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other.” — Richard Bach.
“There is no such thing as a ‘broken family.’ Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, or adoption documents.” — C Joy Bell
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” — Jane Blaustone.
“If you love your child more than you hate your ex, you can solve most co-parenting problems.” — Helen Fried.
“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.
“Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson.
“The blended family isn’t just an ordinary family times two. It’s a special kind of family with special needs.” — Maxine Marsolin.
“Stepfamily households do not begin and end at the front door.” — Patricia Papernow.
“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Tuohy.
“They call it a ‘stepfamily’ because together we took a step in the right direction.” — Unknown.
“When you tell a child you hate their other parent, you are telling them you hate half of who they are.” — Unknown.
“A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” — Unknown.
“Your ex is not your child’s ex… remember that.” — Unknown.
“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.
“Thumbs up for stepparents and parents who co-parent! Kids need to feel loved and safe in both homes.” — Unknown.
Success Co-parenting Quotes
“… we’re not in the same city, but we still love each other and what’s most important is we love our son. That stabilizes us. I’m thankful for him.” – Taye Diggs.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford.
“The best, most mature co-parents will tell their therapist — and not their child — how much the other parent sucks.” — Hayley Gallagher.
“We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.” — Angelina Jolie.
“Effective parenting has nothing to do with pointing out our faults and everything to do with working out solutions.” — L.R. Knost.
“The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard, try again tomorrow, but that’s life advice, right?” — Mir Kamin.
“I find co-parenting really easy. Scott and I communicate all the time. You have to keep discussing what’s going on because as the children grow older, the rules need to be renegotiated.” — Kourtney Kardashian.
“We decided as a family it was the right decision for Flynn, so Orlando and I both relocated, and we live five minutes from each other… Everything revolves around my son and his welfare.” — Miranda Kerr.
“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.” — Angela Kinsey.
“Your child comes first. That’s all. It’s all about that. He comes first, and you have to get past your own egos, and you never talk bad about each other.” — Idina Menzel.
“But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another.” — Chris Pratt.
“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.
“Of course, there’s no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” — Arthur Rubinstein.
“It’s about prioritizing. Just take it one step at a time. Do the best you can. I’m a mom, and I have two husbands—an ex-husband and a next husband. It’s a blended family, and it’s very hard to keep things together, but we’re happy, and we live in love.” — Kimora Lee Simmons.
“We both realize that we’re parents, and we’re in it for our kid, and that’s made it really easy.” — Pete Wentz.
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