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Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, to jointly raise their child(ren). My ex-boyfriend and I co-parent, so the kids will be with him this weekend. John co-parents with his ex-wife.


Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, the act of jointly raising their child(ren). I know co-parenting isn't always easy, but at least the kids get to spend time with both of you.

free-range parenting

A movement and/or method of parenting in which children are granted ample freedom with limited parental supervision, within boundaries considered appropriate by their parents. The movement is often seen as a reaction against laws, rules, and societal pressures mandating that children are supervised nearly at all times. We believe in free-range parenting, so once we think our kids are mature enough to handle the responsibility of walking to the park by themselves, we'll let them.
See also: parenting
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