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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce - Info for Parents

program by Susan Boyan, M.Ed., LMFT; and Ann Marie Termini. Ed.S., MS, LPC

Learn to make a peaceful transition from parents to co-parents with this helpful course.

Through this program you will learn how to:

  • shield your children from parental conflict
  • manage your anger
  • negotiate peacefully with your child's other parent
  • establishing a positive, long-term relationship as "co-parents"

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce uses helpful video scenes to demonstrate common co-parenting challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

Here's what you'll be learning:
(Note: the content and format of each workshop is determined
by the leader of that workshop and may differ from what is shown below.
Your workshop may provide a Parent's Guide; if not you can order it here.
Check with your workshop leader for complete details.)

Session 1:
Child-Focused or Out of Focus: Commitment to Caring

Session 2:
Plan for Peace or Tug of War: Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents

Session 3:
Letting Go or Holding On: Changing My Long-Term Role

Session 4:
Make It Better or Keep It Bitter: Choosing My Personal Path

Session 5:
Neither Fight nor Flight: Managing My Anger

Session 6:
Defuse or Light the Fuse: Taking Control of Conflict

Session 7:
All a Winner or Winner Take All: Negotiating Agreements

Session 8:
Cooperation or Conflict: Co-Parenting Is Forever

Winner of a Parent's Guide to Children's Media (Parenting Division) Award!
Here's what the judges had to say:
"Divorce itself is tough on children, but constant, often bitter conflict that persists after the divorce makes it even tougher. Divorced or divorcing parents will find the workbook and video vignettes openly address likely areas of conflict and offer possible solutions that keep parents centered on what they can both agree on: the happiness and well-being of their child. Open communication and genuine respect, even amidst understandable differences, ground the conflict-resolving strategies."