Celebrity divorces are often followed by Tennessee residents and many famous couples are demonstrating the benefits of sharing parental duties after a divorce. Splitting up the responsibility for raising kids, or “co-parenting,” has been a successful approach for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. As reported in Us magazine, the celebrity couple formerly known as Brangelina officially ended their marriage, but continue to participate in raising their six kids by co-parenting. They get some help from the OurFamilyWizard app. This is a platform that allows the two busy parents to coordinate their schedules with their kids’ activities, vacations and expenses regardless of where their work takes them.

With the help of some technology, such as an app or a social media network, a parent and child can communicate regularly even if they are living far apart. When both parents take an active role in their children’s lives, it may help ease the psychological and emotional strain that a divorce can cause. Sadly, some parents who are granted custody of the children attempt to drive a wedge between their kids’ relationship with an ex-spouse, but the damage may be reduced through co-parenting and recurring positive communication.

Co-parenting may provide fathers an opportunity to play a more active role in their children’s lives. Instead of being viewed as a financial provider who is ordered to pay support in exchange for visitation rights, co-parenting may help in maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship for both the parent and the child. According to research reported in Psychology Today, parents who engaged in a cooperative form of co-parenting had the highest scores in communications and the lowest level of conflicts with their children.