You Magazine from the U.K. Does an Article on Partnered Parenting
This talented journalist, Emma Elms, called me “the poster girl for co-parenting!” She also made me fall down laughing when I read her description of parenting partners as not “looking for a relationship, but want a child with someone who’ll take their parenting role seriously. Instead of strings attached, there’s an umbilical cord.”
This article deserves better comments. Their poorly stated assumptions leave little room for productive discussion of the pros and cons of this parenting style. I hope Emma’s next article examines how parenting partners are often very self-less in their decision to parent with a platonic partner. I for one, require more from my parenting partner than being romantically attractive and wanting to be a couple. Common core values, verified readiness for parenting in every way and legal agreements are all very strong building material for a lasting family.