Co-parenting dilemma: When kids don't want to talk or spend time with the other parent. A sense of dread washes over you. You wonder “How did it get to be that time again so soon?” Holding your breath, you desperately hope this time you will be different. You tell the kids it’s time to talk to (or get ready to leave with) the other parent. And the meltdown begins. Sound familiar? Here are a couple of options for turning things around.