Newly single Jennifer Garner was all smiles with son Samuel, 3, in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Friday (September 4). While toting her preschooler, the Dallas Buyers Club actress, 43, looked cheerful while leaving a nail salon.
Later that same day, the Alias alum took her 9-year-old daughter Violet to a doctor’s appointment.
And the day before, Jen was all smiles with her estranged husband, Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck, as they left a family counseling center office together.
“They are working together and are keeping it amicable,” a family source tells PEOPLE. “This is something they have been working on for over a year – and they continue to be strong unit.”
Not only are Jen and Ben doing it for their three children – including 6-year-old daughter Seraphina – they’re attending counseling sessions for themselves as well.
“It’s not just for the kids – it’s also for them,” the source adds. “They care about each other.”
Awesome work, Jen and Ben! Co-parenting done right!