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co-parent (plural co-parents)

  1. Someone who shares in the parenting of a child or children, such as:
    • 2006, Richard S. Kitchen, Sylvia Celedon-pattichis, Julie Depree, Jonathan Brinkerhoff, Mathematics education at highly effective schools that serve the poor, page 144:
      teacher's roles need to be as co-parents
    1. A godparent.
    2. A divorced or separated parent who shares custody with the other parent.
      • 2018, “March 14”, in Scorpion, performed by Drake:
        I used to challenge my parents on every album / Now I'm embarrassed to tell 'em I ended up as a co-parent
    3. A parent in a same-sex couple.
    4. A parent in a platonic friendship with the other parent.

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co-parent (third-person singular simple present co-parents, present participle co-parenting, simple past and past participle co-parented)

  1. To act as a co-parent; to share custody of a child or children; to share in the responsibility of parenting a child or children.
    • 2017, Karen L. Kristjanson, Co-Parenting from the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads, Toronto: Dundurn, →ISBN, page 17:
      Children who have been co-parented may understand their parents' world and decisions more fully.
      If you are co-parenting [] you will find here some of your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and hearing others' journeys will reassure you that you are not alone; []