Engaging in effective cooperative parenting strategies will mean having less conflict with your ex. Cooperative parenting does not mean that you and your ex invite each other for dinner. Cooperative parenting does not mean that you and your ex have long talks over the phone about how one another’s lives are going. Cooperative parenting does not require constant interaction with your ex. Cooperative parenting requires both parents to focus on how they will meet the needs of their children. Parents focus on the needs of their children by sharing information and concerns with each other. After time has passed, parents who subscribe to this approach might look at their ex for who he or she truly is—their child’s other parent. Until that happens, this book will provide an A-Z guide fo how parents should interact with one another for the benefit of their children.