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40 Inspirational Co-Parenting Quotes and Sayings

“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

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Co-parenting is no joke. It’s more than just diaper changes, sleepless nights and 0% phone storage due to the countless photos your kids have taken when they ask to play games on your phone. It’s about the commitment you make to your kids even when relationships evolve and you and your partner decide it’s best to go separate ways. Whether you and your co-parent are still navigating your new dynamic or have a few years under your belt, these inspiring co-parenting quotes and sayings (some of which are from your fave celebs!) are great mantras to refer back to.

Looking for a relatable parenting quote when your ex is driving you nuts? Got it. Need an Instagram caption for a family photo with you and your co-parent living the dream? Check! Hoping for an inspirational saying about parenting to remind you that you’re not alone? Done and done. Check out these 40 funny and meaningful co-parenting quotes and sayings

Inspirational Co-Parenting Quotes and Sayings

“Co-parenting is beautiful; you are still a part of my life and my kids’.”

“When it comes to co-parenting, you’ll never regret taking the high road. Your kids pick up on more than you think they will — and they will always remember.”

“Parenting is not a competition. Rather, it is a combination of teamwork, respect and honor.”

“It is better to have two happy homes as opposed one miserable house.”

“The best thing that we can do to our child is to love them and let them be loved by as many people as possible.”

“Though we are broken, but, we can still show the world that broken is beautiful by co-parenting our child.”

“A child requires the love, care and support of both the parents for a happy and stable life.”

“We couldn’t create a happy future for us, but at least let us create a happy and a healthy future for our child.”

“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

“Our children are the best gift that I have ever received from you and let’s co-parent them with love, care and honor.”

“Let’s raise our child together rather than making them choose which parent to pick.”

“The romance that we had is over but the bond we have between our kids shall remain till eternity.”

“A child that is respected in the present, will become respectful in the future.”

“Remember, children are like mirrors. Whatever we do and speak, make sure that we are a good reflection for them.”

“We might not be able to solve the problems from the past; but we can learn today and create a happier future for our child.”

“Marriage bound us for a little while, but our children keep us together as a family for life.”

“Our separation might be a tragedy in our lives but let’s not teach our child wrong things about love.”

“Some days co-parenting is hard and some days it is easy but on any day, it is not worth giving up.”

“Let’s keep the differences aside and come together so that we can create a happy and a stable life for our child.”

“We might have made a mess but let’s clean it up and show our child how a team should work.”

“Today, our relationship might be different but our goals for our children are still the same.”

“Being a co-parent with your ex would just show the world that we were mature enough to understand that we were not meant to be together.”

Celebrity Co-Parenting Sayings

“I’m very fortunate because we’re committed to co-parenting our children together.” —Elle Macpherson

“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

“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

“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. We may not be a traditional family on paper, but we are a family, and I tell her that families come in all shapes and sizes, but [a family is] love, and I see her really flourishing because she sees two people treating each other with respect.” —Angela Kinsey

“The sign of a great parent is not the behavior of the children, the sign of a truly great parent is the parent’s behavior.” —Andy Smithson

“The best, most mature co-parents will tell their therapist — and not their child — how much the other parent sucks.” —Hayley Gallagher

“At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a little selfless. You have to say, ‘It’s not about us. This didn’t work out quite how we wanted it to, but look at the amazing blessing that we have in these wonderful children.’ So you kinda put everything else to the side and really focus.” —Nick Cannon

“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

“We both realize that we’re parents and we’re in it for our kid, and that’s made it really easy.” —Pete Wentz

“Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” —Azriel Johnson

“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

“I have pictures up of me and Wiz in [our son’s] room so he can always come in and see us being happy together. We try to have family days with him, even though we’re not together. Kids want to see their parents together, and if you can’t be together in a relationship, you’ve got to come together as friends for your baby.” –Amber Rose

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” —Frederick Douglass

“We are both totally committed to raising our son and being in love with our son… It’s a concept that’s fairly new, particularly in the psychology of raising a child in a divorce. And the idea is, it’s really not the child’s fault that you got divorced. It’s your fault, and therefore, it should not be the child’s problem to go back and forth between two different homes.” —Josh Lucas

“Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” —Allison Pescosolido

“There is no such thing as the perfect parent so just be the real one.” —Sue Atkins

“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

“Effective parenting has nothing to do with pointing out our faults and everything to do with working out solutions.” —R. Knost

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