Raising children between two homes is a challenging task. And when families experience transitions, children especially need and deserve the love, care and support of both their parents. Co-Parenting Education is aimed at reducing the negative impact of divorce on children, decreasing conflict between parents, and to communicate with each other in a respectful productive fashion.
The overall goal is to help both parents develop new ways of making decisions, communicating, and planning for children in a separation or divorce. This method may be used if you jointly agree to use this approach or if a court orders you.
The primary material used in this process is the New Ways for Parent Workbook.
Parents engaging in this process will be expected to:
- Participate in no less than six counseling sessions which are focused on the following: setting co-parenting goals, flexible thinking, calming upset emotions, not allowing emotions to become contagious, understanding feelings and their impact on decision making and acknowledging your co-parent’s contributions.
- Participate in one to two family sessions including the children (a minimum of one is required).
- Make your best effort to use flexible thinking, managed emotions, and moderate behaviors in your communication with each other, in making our decisions and in parenting your children.
- Follow the “Rules for Co-Parenting” during the Co-Parenting education process.
- Follow the procedures for respectful communication throughout the Co-Parenting education process. For information regarding fees and appointments, link to the fees and appointment page.
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