Celebrate With Us: A Year of the Best in Koh-Parenting Content

November 9th


Kohparenting celebrates 1 year of content

Co-parenting is one of the most challenging roles anyone could possibly undertake, and it’s important to celebrate all of your wins. In that vein, Koh-Parenting would like to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our first post! Over the past 12 months, we’ve been bringing you informative, relevant content on the hottest topics in co-parenting. In honor of the occasion, we’ll take a walk down memory lane, starting from how KohParenting came to be through how we serve you, today’s busy co-parent.

A Woman with a Vision:

In 2016,  I, Detrice Batten, a young black woman from southwest Georgia, became a co-parent. As a beloved sister, daughter, mother, friend, and successful professional, I had no reason to believe that I wouldn’t be successful as a parenting partner. In fact, I was known for my communication skills and empathy. But working together with my child’s father to parent our son proved to be the challenge of a lifetime.

In efforts to find my way, I engaged in some deep soul-searching. I realized that my ex and I each came into our co-parenting roles with unique backgrounds and perspectives and that this didn’t have to be a weakness but could instead be a strength! But what now? How could we find common ground and present a unified front for our child? I began to look outside myself for guidance.

Detrice Batten

The services and information I found revealed a serious gap in support options for co-parents. Every resource I turned to confirmed the importance of a healthy parenting and co-parenting relationship, but details like what that really meant and how to get there remained elusive. The transition to the role of co-parent was much harder than I had thought it would be, and I was beginning to understand that it would require a different approach than had previously worked for me in the past.

As I waded through the muddied waters of co-parenting, an idea took shape. If I felt lost without a roadmap, I imagined other people did, too. In 2018, I decided to turn a tremendous challenge into a tremendous opportunity.  I successfully completed a co-parent and parent-instructor training program received my certification, and founded Koh-Parenting Services. In 2020, I took the leap to become a full-fledged “mompreneur”.

KohParenting is my brainchild, my way of utilizing my skills to give others the guidance I had been seeking for so long. KohParenting and all we do is the result of those efforts, combining over 7 years of professional experience across multiple industries with the firsthand, visceral knowledge of a real-life co-parent.

KohParenting: Our Mission

Our mission is to help parents, caregivers, and ex-partners achieve and sustain healthy co-parenting relationships, starting from within. We believe that everyone has the potential to be successful when they’re equipped with what they need, and for co–parents we have pared this down to three basic things. First, you need to take care of yourself and safeguard your own wellbeing- because you can’t give to others if your tank is empty! Second, you have to be able to self-reflect because you can’t change anything without changing yourself. Third, you need practical, realistic tools and techniques to work effectively with your parenting partner- because co-parenting is hard, and doesn’t come easily to all of us! KohParenting guides co-parents to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their relationships with themselves, their parenting partners, and their children and guides them in implementing effective strategies to achieve their goals. We also help parenting partners prioritize their own wellness throughout their co-parenting journey.

The definition of the “typical” co-parenting family is constantly evolving, but one thing remains the same: the importance of healthy co-parenting relationships in children’s well-being. Research has told us time and time again that co-parents who communicate respectfully, collaborate and present a united front, and establish appropriate boundaries tend to raise happier, healthier, well-adjusted children. KohParenting’s services aim to improve outcomes not only for individual families but for the larger community as well.  

KohParenting: What Sets Us Apart

KohParenting’s tools and techniques are based on years of research on effective co-parenting. They’re also based on firsthand experience of what really works in the real world. But we also recognize that your co-parenting journey is unique to you! In everything we do, we endeavor to build your trust by developing a lifelong relationship, respecting your past and what you want to achieve, and supporting the entire family unit.

KohParenting is grounded in three essential core values:
  • Honesty: We don’t shy away from the hard conversations. We keep an open and honest dialogue with our parenting partners to break through obstacles keeping them stuck.
  • Respect: In everything we do, we respect where you’ve come from and where you’d like to go. We’ll guide you through the challenges that come along with making changes in your co-parenting without any added judgment.
  • Family Unit: Although our niche is co-parenting, we value and support the entire family unit. We take pride in our services’ positive impact on everyone in the family (including children, co-parents, guardians, family members, and even co-workers).

The State of Co-Parenting in the U.S.:

We know that there are so many of you out there, doing your best to raise happy and healthy children alongside your co-parent. After all, nearly 50% of American marriages end in divorce, and that doesn’t even include the number of never-married parents who decide to separate. It’s important to us at KohParenting to create innovative content and services that will be relevant for all co-parenting families in the real world. So, let’s explore a little bit more about you. Here are some key facts and figures on co-parenting in our country:

General Info:
  • The United States has a higher divorce rate than most parts of the world.
  • Statistics show that a higher percentage of couples living at or below the poverty level get divorced (versus those who live above it).
  • In 2022, 18.7% of men and 38% of women lived with children in the home after divorce.
  • The percentage of children living with their mother only has increased over the years and in 2020 was at 21%.
  • The number of children living solely with fathers has also increased over time, from 1% in 1968 to 4.5% in 2020.
  • 58% of couples report arguing and excessive conflict to be a reason for their divorce. (Source)
Parental Separation and Conflict:
  • Kids involved in high-conflict divorces have a 46% higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and this number may be even higher in cases of intimate partner violence
  • Decreasing marital conflicts leads to fewer negative behaviors in adolescents (such as depressive symptoms or rule-breaking) (Source)
Adjustment to Divorce:
  • Kids involved in high-conflict divorces have a 46% higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and this number may be even higher in cases of intimate partner violence
  • Decreasing marital conflicts leads to fewer negative behaviors in adolescents (such as depressive symptoms or rule-breaking) (Source)
  • 30% of American families with children under 18 years old are single-parent households, which is one of the highest rates in the world
  • The percentage of single-parent families in the U.S. has tripled since 1965. (Source)
Mental Health:
  • Divorced people suffer greater physical and mental health consequences. Research shows that divorced men and women have higher rates of death, depression, general illness, and substance abuse than the general population. (Source)

What Co-Parents Want to Know:

Like Detrice, many co-parents thirst for knowledge and look outside themselves for information.  We’ve done our own research, and here are some of the top keywords you’ve been searching for:
  • Co-parent
  • Parallel parenting
  • Co-parenting defined
  • How to co-parent
  • Inappropriate co-parenting while in a relationship
  • List of co-parenting boundaries
  • What does co-parenting mean
  • Parallel parenting plan
  • Co-parenting boundaries new relationship
Single parent

What KohParenting Offers:

KohParenting coaches parenting partners and professionals who work with them to truly understand what healthy, effective co-parenting really entails, and how to get themselves there. We do this by training individuals and groups and by offering informative blogs and resources on our website and social media on the hottest topics in co-parenting.

Our Roadmap to Healthy Co-Parenting Training Program:

Our Roadmap to Healthy Co-Parenting Program is a live, comprehensive, and hands-on program that provides parenting partners with a practical pathway to healthy and effective co-parenting. It is for parents, caregivers, and ex-couples seeking to learn a healthy way to transition from their past relationship to the “new” co-parenting relationship. The concepts covered can be applied not only in co-parenting but also in relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers, which will improve your life overall.

During the training, participants will have access to our weekly group coaching and Q&A call. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and access to our private support community.

KohParenting Blogs and Learning Guides: Your Most Challenging Co-Parenting Dilemmas Solved… FOR FREE!

Our blogs and learning guides are like the honored guests of this celebratory post; for the past year, we’ve been working hard to deliver pertinent, useful, actionable content for today’s busy co-parent. Every week, we’ve posted on a variety of topics, and as a bonus typically offer additional free learning guides and self-reflection exercises to help you translate the strategies we’ve talked about into your everyday life. Here’s a sampling of some of our posts over the past 12 months Here’s why:


Be sure to visit our website to check out all we have to offer on our website and access our complete library of blog posts and learning guides!

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KohParenting is For Co-Parents. We Want to Hear From All of You!

We can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming response we’ve received this year from co-parents all across the globe. Your support allows us to realize the company’s dream: to give co-parenting families the tools they need to survive and thrive in today’s world. We have so many exciting things planned for you in the future, and we want to hear from you too! What would you like to see us feature? What resources are you looking for? And if you’ve found KohParenting helpful, please share us with friends and send us some love!

Did you know that next week is World Kindness Week? KohParenting will be joining in on the fun with a special post on how you and your parenting partner can foster kindness in your children. We’ll inspire you and your family to find the true spirit of giving to others, just in time for the holiday season!

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