This ‘Different’ Family Photo Sends A Powerful And Positive Message About Co-Parenting

When you get married and have kids, most of the time, you think that you’ll stay together as a “normal” family forever. But, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, husbands and wives go their separate ways in marriages and life because things just aren’t working out anymore – even if they have kids. Of course, divorce is never easy for anyone, especially for children. But, if the parents try and really are good people, they can make their child’s life normal – even though they’re not a “normal” or stereotypical nuclear family anymore. When parents re-marry and a child is introduced to step-moms and step-dads, things can get pretty messy. There can be hatred, drama and a lot of sh*t talking that isn’t great for any child to grow up around. We’ve all seen that kind of situation where a child suffers due to the state of their parents’ pettiness. But, some parents step up and show others how it should be done. 

Emilee Player is a step-mother who shared this adorable and beautiful “soccer parents” photo on her Facebook page – supporting her step-daughter with her husband, his ex-wife and her current husband. The fact that they get along well enough to all attend their daughter’s game and even rock these t-shirts is a beautiful site.

Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can't work! I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what's best for your child and everything will just fall into place ❤

Posted by Emilee Player on Saturday, April 15, 2017

People shared the photo on Facebook over 80,000 times and left over 3,000 comments about how wonderful it is to see parents that care more about their child than their own drama.

The photo was also shared on Twitter and people were praising them there, too.

I’ll be honest, this is a powerful photo that shows what can happen when people stop thinking about themselves and think about others instead. It’s important to remember that your children should be put first. Far too often, I see friends suffer because of their parents’ own problems and drama, when they need them the most. If more parents could take pointers from this family, maybe we’d all grow up a bit more compassionate of people who are a bit “different.” Bravo.