Toning Down the Conflict in Co-Parenting with Dr. Deena Stacer

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By Worthy Staff | Jul 13th, 2022

Divorce, co-parenting, and conflict go hand in hand. But what about a situation where you have one or two high-conflict parents co-parenting together? This sounds like a recipe for disaster but it doesn’t have to be. 

Dr. Deena Stacer joins Mandy this week to discuss how to tone down the conflict in co-parenting, even when there are high-conflict people involved. Dr. Deena has been teaching classes for over 25 years as part of the High Conflict Intervention and Coparenting Program. She teaches skills, strategies, and scripts to help both parents and children get out of the middle of the conflict.

In This Episode

  1. Avoid or limit as much as possible any face-to-face contact with your co-parent. When the period of contact is over, get away from the situation as quickly as possible.
  2. Be the parent who has the skills to keep calm in the face of conflict so you can be the “gold medal parent” while the other is working through their anger.

About Dr. Deena 

Dr. Deena Stacer is part of the Stacer Family Law firm in San Diego, California. She is the Director and facilitator of the High Conflict Intervention and Coparenting Program, which was established with her former partner, Fred Stemen in 1997. Since that time, she has helped over 3500 conflictual child custody cases and have mediated over 800 divorce cases. She works with parents, children, extended family members and all types of professionals who are involved in resolving conflictual custody cases. You can find online resources available at her academy and For more information, call  800-980-0434 or email [email protected]

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