Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick sat down to discuss the challenges they’ve faced with co-parenting.
In a new video for Kardashian’s website Poosh, the ex-lovers talked about how they’ve learned to communicate, set boundaries, and make sure their children have the “right values.”
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Kardashian and Disick have three young children Mason, Penelope, and Reign.
During the discussion, Kardashian shared that she felt them both entering new relationships while trying to have a good relationship with each other was the hardest part for her.
“I think the hardest part was when we both started new relationships, don’t you? Because that caused fights between you and I about introducing the kids. I think that caused the most challenges. That was the time that you and I had our biggest [challenge,] where we had to literally go to therapy to talk [and] to even get through [and] be able to communicate together.”
However, Disick found another aspect of the whole ordeal to be more challenging.
“I think the biggest challenge was just trying to figure out how we separate our relationship as friends and parents and still be on the same page. And, what’s appropriate and what’s not and when to be able to talk to each other. In the beginning you set good [boundaries] and then we learned from that and got to a good place.”
As ET reports, Disick pointed out that the children shouldn’t suffer just because their parents are no longer together.
“I couldn’t imagine raising three children with somebody that I couldn’t speak to everyday.”
Further, Kardashian also gave tips for others attempting to co-parent.
“Having the bedtime routine and doing the books and all that stuff.I think having that routine and knowing what to expect at night — it helps when you do the same routines at both houses when you’re co-parenting. And, try to keep the same rules so that the kids aren’t like, ‘We’re dying to go to dad’s because we get unlimited video game time.’ I think that’s also one of the challenging parts — trying to keep the same rules at both houses and trying to, when the rules change, make sure you’re communicating.”
In addition, Kardashian cautioned parents about having favorites and not treating their children equally. She explained that she feels her mother Kris Jenner, often compares her to her sisters.
“Growing up with five siblings, my mom did compare us and she still does. She did it to me yesterday. She said, ‘You’re not Kendall,’ about something and I was like, ‘I know. I’m Kourtney, thanks, and I’m very happy with who I am.’ And, I called her today about it and I said, ‘The world compares us enough. We don’t need to be compared by our own mother.’ And, I was thinking about it today — we never do that.”
In the end, the two feel they are “lucky” to be able to compromise with each other rather than having to go through a nasty custody battle. Lastly, they both agreed that in the end, the children come first.