Kids First Co-Parenting Course

Kids First Co-Parenting Course

Welcome to Kids First© Co-Parenting Course

If you’re at the beginning of your separation or divorce, the next few months may be tough for you and your family. If you’ve already begun the process, you can likely attest to the ongoing challenges that can come with co-parenting. Nearly every aspect of your life during and following your separation or divorce will change. We know that change can be challenging for everyone…especially kids. But that is why you are here.

Many parents are concerned about the psychological effects of divorce on their children. While divorce is stressful for all children, some kids rebound faster than others. Divorce brings big ramifications in a child’s life, such as possibly transitioning to living in two homes and not seeing both parents each day. They will also need to mourn the loss of living in an intact nuclear family. But the biggest predictor of a child’s success after separation/divorce is the level of co-parenting conflict.

We understand that putting aside your emotions to co-parent amicably is easier said than done, but you can move forward in a positive way for your family. Unless your family has faced serious challenges such as domestic violence, child abuse or substance misuse, having both parents play an active role in their child(ren)’s daily live(s) is the best way to ensure that kids’ needs are being met.

The good news is, you can take steps to reduce the psychological effects of divorce on children. A few supportive co-parenting strategies can go a long way to helping kids adjust to the changes brought about by divorce. In choosing the Kids First© Co-Parenting Course, you have taken the first step towards giving your kids the stability and security they need during this challenging time. Congratulations!

Course Details

This course is designed for separated or divorced parents with a child or children. This is a self-guided course where you progress through the lessons at your own speed. This is an online course with multimedia content. You will need a computer or tablet and access to the internet. We also suggest being prepared to take notes. We recommend both parents participate in this course. You can anticipate spending an estimated 1-2 hours* per chapter or 8-16 hours* to complete this course. Individual times may vary.* Course resources and downloads are also included. We recommend using a private, quiet space where you will not be disturbed or distracted.

By the end of this course, you will understand what co-parenting is, why it matters, and how to keep your kids first.

Acquire the knowledge and confidence you need to move forward by:
– Learning what your child will need and what issues may arise
– Understanding the impact of conflict on your child’s development
– Learning communication, conflict resolution, and anger management skills
– Learning how to keep your child’s well-being at the heart of decisions
– Learning how to shift from partners to co-parents
– Having access to the resources and support you need

* DISCLAIMER
This course provides general information about mental health which is for informational and support purposes only. This course is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, nor does it constitute a therapist/client relationship. If there are specific concerns regarding medical or mental health conditions, it is important to seek the timely advice and/or treatment of a physician or another qualified health professional. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your local emergency room.

If you need additional individual support or professional help to help you process your grief and emotions, please feel free to email us at contact@thinkkidsfirst.ca and we will do our best to assist you. Please note: this email is not checked on a regular basis and should not be used for emergency purposes. Kids First do not assume any responsibility for crisis or emergency situations that individuals taking the course may encounter.

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