Course Description

Court Ordered Co-Parenting Class for Divorcing or Separating Parents

4 Hour Co-Parenting Class Online / 4 Hour Parenting Class Online

  • Guaranteed Court Acceptance
  • Instant, Free Certificate
  • Use your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • Quick, Easy
  • 100% Online

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If you've been asked to take one of the following classes, you're in the right place! Florida, Nevada and California residents have their own specific classes.

  • Divorce Course
  • Children and Families In Transition (CFIT) Course
  • Parenting Education Course
  • Co-Parenting Course
  • Children Cope With Divorce
  • Child Impact Program
  • State Parent Education and Awareness Program
  • Child Support Impact Seminar
  • MODE
  • Coping With Separation and Divorce


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME

    • Instructions

    • Contact Us

  • 2

    Course Outline

    • Course Outline

  • 3

    Self-Test

    • Instructions

    • Self Test

  • 4

    Chapter One: Divorce is Loss

    • Transition

    • Emotional/Physical

    • Risks of Separation

    • Ways to be Constructive

    • Grieving and Mourning

    • Stages of Mourning

    • How to be Constructive

    • Social

    • Disrupted Home Lives

    • Chapter One Review Questions

  • 5

    Chapter Two: Co-Parenting

    • Shared Parental Responsibility

    • Responsibilities of Each Parent

    • Principles of Positive Parenting:

    • Economic Well Being

    • Shared Parental Responsibility vs. Sole Parental Responsibility

    • Sharing Parental Responsibility

    • Chapter Two Review Questions

  • 6

    Chapter 3: Developmental Stages

    • Common Reactions of Children

    • Red Flags

    • Children’s Understanding of Divorce By Age

    • Children’s Understanding Table: Infancy

    • Children’s Understanding Table: Toddlers

    • Children’s Understanding Table: Preschool and Early Elementary

    • Children’s Understanding Table: Preteens and Adolescents

    • Common Feelings of Children:

    • Expect the Unexpected

    • Helping Your Children Survive Divorce

    • Kids Can’t Cause Divorce

    • Kids & Strong Emotions

    • Chapter 3 Review Questions

  • 7

    Chapter 4: Communicating With Your Children

    • Keeping Communication Open

    • Tell The Children Together

    • Extra Care

    • Let Them Know

    • Listen

    • Do Not Use Your Children as Bargaining Tools

    • Talking With Your Children

    • Tips To Help Your Child Through Divorce

    • Let Your Children Know

    • ​Ask Your Children

    • Don't

    • A Few More Tips

    • What Children of a Divorce Want You To Know

    • Focus On The Kids

    • The Family They Have Always Known Will Be Different

    • Loss of Attachment

    • Fear of Abandonment

    • Hostility Between Parents

    • The Effect of Divorce On Children

    • How Children React To Divorce

    • Research

    • Lifetime Parents

    • Chapter Four Review Questions

  • 8

    Chapter 5: Communicating With The Other Parent

    • Anger & Divorce

    • Communicating With The Other Parent

    • Anger & Self-Destruction

    • Diffusing Self-Destructive Anger

    • Conflict Diffusion

    • Parenting & Parental Alienation Syndrome

    • Solutions

    • Avoiding Child Exposure to Parental Conflict

    • Examples of Child Exposure to Parental Conflict:

    • Please Remember:

    • How To Build A Different Kind Of Relationship

    • Establish Clear Boundaries for The New Relationship

    • Effective Communication

    • Tips For Effective Communication

    • Dealing With Your Ex

    • Chapter Five Review Questions

  • 9

    Chapter 6: Abuse

    • Domestic Violence

    • Spouse Abuse

    • Forms of Abuse

    • Legal Rights

    • Child Abuse

    • Statistical Information

    • Who Is Abused?

    • Common Characteristics of Abused:

    • Psychiatric Disorders of Abusers

    • More On Child Abuse

    • Who Suffers From Child Abuse?

    • Reporting Child Abuse

    • Reporting Child Abuse

    • Filing False Child Abuse Reports

    • Chapter Six Review Questions

  • 10

    Chapter 7: Legal Concepts

    • Please Understand….

    • Best Interest of The Child

    • Things That May Help Determine “Best Interest of the Child”

    • Shared Parental Responsibility / Sole Parental Responsibility

    • Physical Custody

    • Types of Physical Custody

    • How Does Primary Physical Custody Work?

    • What Factors Help Determine Primary Physical Custody?

    • Child Support

    • Purposes of Child Support Guidelines

    • Time With The Other Parent

    • Blocked Visitation

    • Child Support & Visitation

    • Mediation

    • When Mediation is Best

    • Guardian Ad Litem

    • Final Judgment

    • Modification

    • Chapter 7 Review Questions

  • 11

    Chapter 8: Visitation

    • Visitation

    • Balancing Act

    • Making Visitation Count

    • Effective Single Parenting

    • Important

    • Remember…

    • Visitation Plan

    • Regular Schedule

    • Vacations

    • Holidays

    • Drop-Off’s

    • Your Child’s Rights

    • Chapter 8 Review Questions

  • 12

    Chapter 9: Additional Resources

    • Additional Resources

    • National Resource List

    • Child Support Payments

  • 13

    FINAL EXAM

    • FINAL EXAM

Reviews

5 star rating

affordable fast and informative

Selena Morales

I thoroughly enjoyed the class, to my surprise. My court recommended it to me. I learned alot and the class was more affordable than other options I had. I...

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I thoroughly enjoyed the class, to my surprise. My court recommended it to me. I learned alot and the class was more affordable than other options I had. I recommend.

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5 star rating

Co-parenting

Stephen Martinez, Jr

I Learned a lot. The course was very thorough and I enjoyed it very much.

I Learned a lot. The course was very thorough and I enjoyed it very much.

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4 star rating

Wow

jonathan kane

I would say a lot is common sense. Learning always is a good thing!!

I would say a lot is common sense. Learning always is a good thing!!

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