Cooperative parenting DOES NOT mean that you and your ex have to be friends, go to lunch together or take long walks on the beach. Cooperative parenting means that you and your ex FOCUS on the needs of your children. Cooperative parenting STARTS when parents effectively share information about your kids. Cooperative parenting WORKS when parents’ FOCUS on the needs of your children. Cooperative Parenting is SUCCESSFUL when people start seeing their ex as their child’s other parent.