Tips for co-parenting through the teen years On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Monday, June 1, 2020. The teen years are challenging for all parents. This is the time when kids start spending less time with their families and test their boundaries. For divorced parents, raising a teen across two households can be particularly difficult. One psychologist recommends that divorced parents focus on three things to help them successfully co-parent their teen: Friends, family and flexibility. Friends: When kids enter high school and get into new groups and extracurricular activities, they’ll make new friends.