Co-Parenting for Healthy Children
Studies indicate that the transition after separation can be difficult for parents and children and lead to increased risk for children. Fifty percent admit to frequent and intense conflict as coparents following the first two years of separation. Children often struggle when they are split between two households. Maintaining a positive friendly relationship between the couple can be hard and children sometimes feel a need to need to choose one parent or other.
“Co-Parenting between Two Households” is an evidenced based comprehensive 5 hour course for parents to deal with the challenges of separation and re integration. Children coping with separation are more likely to have high levels of mental and physical health issues and parents are more likely to engage in harsher forms of discipline.
The course provides parents with knowledge and awareness about factors affecting children during the separation transition. Objectives for the course include reducing stress, building a support network, reducing co-parenting strategies, strengthening the parent-child relationship and enhancing parenting skill to lessen the impact of separation on the children.
- Making a Plan for Shared Parenting
- Reducing Co-Parent Conflict
- Parenting Skills to Reduce Risk
- Handling Stress and Building a Support Network