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. For this reason, The Parenting Center’s Co-Parenting program, Family Transitions, provides comprehensive support, education and guidance designed to help parents keep their children safe and happy throughout the transition. Our dynamic services are offered to parents, step-families, grandparents, and children and include classes, consultation and mediation. To register for upcoming classes, view the calendar or list of Co-Parenting courses.
Our Family Wizard Online Tool:
The Parenting Center encourages those in co-parenting relationships to use Our Family Wizard, an online communication platform. This tool allows the co-parenting parties to view private and shared family calendars that allow parents to record activities, trade days; post protected messages; and add notifications and reminders about important dates or plans. It also includes a family journal; an expense log; and an info bank to share health records, emergency contact information and much more. A subscription is $99 per parent per year. For every parent who uses this link, The Parenting Center will receive a share of the costs, allowing the agency to provide scholarships to clients who need financial assistance for these classes and services.
• Co-Parenting Essentials
• Kids First
Both classes uphold the basic concept of empowering family members to look at their situation from a more effective point of view, make better decisions and focus on the most important people in their lives: their children. Participants learn how to make better choices themselves, and also discover the various professional services that are available to them.
Living Apart, Working Together:
Both parents are required to attend this class together. The class will teach skills to help reduce tension and stress, and improve communication through conflict resolution as both parties strive to work together for the well-being of the child.
This service allows parents to meet with a facilitator to develop their own co-parenting plan, enabling them to determine how much time the child will spend in each of the two homes, how to involve other family members, and how to overcome nagging issues and provide continuity for the children.
Another component of the program is mediation, an alternate form of dispute resolution that allows the participants to make decisions regarding the children, property, and finances without the necessity of bringing these issues to court.
Anger Management is also an element of the Co-Parenting / Family Transitions program.
Other terms that may be related to this program: Divorce, Family Stabilization Course, Court Ordered, Alternative Dispute Resolution Service, Parenting Plans, and Modification.