Co-Parenting Education

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Participate in one to two family sessions including the children (a minimum of one is required).
  3. 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.
  4. Follow the “Rules for Co-Parenting” during the Co-Parenting education process.
  5. 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.

For information regarding fees and appointments, click here.