Die-hard TLC fans will remember Jon Gosselin as the other half of the popular show Jon and Kate Plus 8. Parents, Jon and Kate Gosselin had twins and then, several years later, conceived sextuplets bringing their total number of children to a whopping eight. Fast-forward to the present, Jon and Kate are no longer married and are attempting to co-parent their eight children. On a recent appearance on The Steve Harvey Show, Jon shared the following custody woes with the audience: he has not seen all eight children together in three years; when the children are dropped off at his residence, he often has no idea which of his children will be arriving; he hasn't seen or spoken to one of his sons in over a year; and there is "zero" communication between Jon and Kate.
The law governing custody gives the court the authority to direct parties engaged in custody litigation to partake in co-parenting counseling. Co-parenting counseling is designed for parents who need assistance in successfully co-parenting their children due to lingering or ongoing hostility or distrust. The goal of co-parenting counseling is to improve parenting relationships by reducing conflict and improving communication, ultimately protecting and improving the overall well-being of the children involved. While many parties are required by a court order to attend such counseling, many parents undertake co-parenting counseling on their own, as they see it an effective way to improve their relationship for the sake of their children.
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