This Picture Says A Million Beautiful Words About Co-Parenting

"Choose to do what's best for your child and everything will just fall into place."

In one powerful photo, one family's proving they're all on the same team. 

The photo, uploaded to Emilee Player's Facebook, shows 4-year-old soccer player, Maelyn Player, standing on the sidelines alongside her mom, her dad, her stepdad, and her stepmom, all rocking shirts with Maelyn's number on them. 

"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," Emilee, Maelyn's stepmom, captioned the photo. 

Since posting the image, it has been shared over 85 thousand times, with many people leaving supportive and positive comments. 

"Cannot commend you all enough," one Facebook user writes. 


Of course, every family dynamic is different, and there is no single, right way to parent. When it comes to co-parenting, Clara, Maelyn's mother, offers her personal opinion in an article for The Huffington Post:

"Let go of any past feelings you may have and make it work for the sake of the child," she says. "Stay strong. It is work every single day to keep this going."

"Always respect the people involved because how you treat the other parents is a reflection of who you are," Emilee adds


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