Remember the kids. Divorced? Separated? Co-parenting?

A guide for parents to help lessen the trauma of divorce on their children.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This is a course for parents who are either in the process of separation or divorce. Parents who are co-parenting will learn strategies for parenting under pressure. You'll learn how to make the process less stressful and ultimately, less damaging to your children and yourself. We discuss best practices for co-parenting and how creating a plan can significantly decrease the stress. We use an evidence based curricula — Parents Forever: The Impact of Divorce on Children Parent Handbook by University Minnesota Extension. Some states require that divorcing parents take a parenting course. This course may satisfy that requirement. We strongly suggest checking with your state first for approval. We will award certificates of completion if you need one. Even if not required by your state, if you are divorcing, take this course to help your children and yourself with the transition.

What are the requirements?

  • This course meet might your states requirements for mandatory parenting classes. Check with your state and we can provide you with a certificate of completion.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to talk to your child about divorce or separation.
  • Understand typical reactions of children when parents divorce.
  • Learn how to protect your child from the stress of divorce
  • Learn effective parenting strategies based on the age of your child.
  • Move past the hurt and anger in order to co-parent with your ex.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for parents who are separated, divorced or co-parenting.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
01:09

Parental divorce can be a difficult time for you and your child(ren). The purpose of this course is to address the effects of divorce and provide coping strategies to help you and your child(ren) work through the struggles of divorce.

2 pages

This module gives a definition for divorce and separation. You will also download an assessment that helps you to understand your interactions with your children during this challenging transition. We also provide you with guidance on how to tell your children that you're getting divorced, giving examples based on the age of your child.

7 pages

View a short slide show on how divorce impacts children. It will vary depending on the age of your child.

3 pages

Going through a divorce is similar to the mourning process. Learn the stages of coping with divorce and what is typical for children.

01:37

Chronic and persistent stress can have significant effects on the body and mind. Learn how to identify stress symptoms and and to lessen the negative effects.

4 pages

You will learn how to identify symptoms of stress in your child and what to do about it. You'll also learn how mindfulness can help you and your child. You'll get a mindfulness exercise to practice with your child.

Module #4 – Parenting Strategies
Preview
00:40
8 pages

This lecture deals with effective parenting strategies based on the age and stage of development of your child.

7 questions

True or False

1.Only one parent needs to construct a routine schedule?

2.Divorce created feelings of grief and loss for children?

3.Children should often be reassured the divorce is not their fault?

4Teens are more affected by divorce then infants and toddlers? .

5.Do not encourage children to talk about their feelings because they may become more upset?

6.You can always change your child's sadness to happiness?

7.Never try to compete with your former spouse?

8, Its okay if negative things about you former spouse slip out from time to time?

Answers

1. False

2. True

3. True

4. False

5 False

6. False

7. True

8. False

01:03

Co-parenting can present challenges. This module gives detailed information on how to establish mutually agreeable rules, a plan, and how to improve communication. We've also included guidelines for dealing with an ex who has narcissistic tendencies or other difficult personalities.

00:31

Self-care is extremely important. It will help you to cope with stress and be able to parent more effectively. We also include a guide on how to forgive your ex in order to be able to move on and heal.

00:30

If you need or want a certificate of completion, see the attached document for our contact information.

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Savage, Child mental health expert

Lisa Savage graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a master's degree in social work where she specialized in health and mental health. She is also PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) trained, which is an evidenced-based treatment for children ages 2-7 who have behavioral or emotional regulation challenges. Most of her career has been focused on working to improve the mental health of children and adults. Ms. Savage is a licensed professional in the states of Delaware and Maryland.

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