Helping families raise children between two homes

The Children in the Middle Coparenting Class

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The Children in the Middle Coparenting Class is our live class offered to families in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area including the counties of Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise. The class is more than just a basic coparenting class, and it's not a parenting education class. The class exceeds the guidelines for co-parenting education courses in Texas. Our instructors are professionally dedicated to helping families transition during changes and meet the needs of children growing up between two homes.

In Texas, a co-parenting education class is defined under:

In Texas Family Code, § 105.009. PARENT EDUCATION AND FAMILY STABILIZATION COURSE
A course under this section must be at least four hours, but not more than 12 hours, in length, be designed to educate and assist parents with regard to the consequences of divorce on parents and children, and presented by a mental health professional who has at least a master's degree with a background in family therapy or parent education. The course must include information on the following issues:
(1) the emotional effects of divorce on parents;
(2) the emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by young children and adolescents;
(3) parenting issues relating to the concerns and needs of children at different development stages;
(4) stress indicators in young children and adolescents;
(5) conflict management;
(6) family stabilization through development of a co-parenting relationship;
(7) the financial responsibilities of parenting;
(8) family violence, spousal abuse, and child abuse and neglect; and
(9) the availability of community services and resources.

THE CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE COPARENTING CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Children in the Middle Coparenting Class focuses on how families can meet the needs of children growing up between two homes. The class is well reviewed and suggested by participants. For reviews, please visit our reviews page. The class consists of two parts 3.5 hours long that may be taken in either order, though we encourage you to attend Part I first.

PART 1- THE ADULTS

Part I of the class focuses on adult issues related to co-parenting and keeping children out of the conflict.

Topics covered include:

PART 2 - THE CHILDREN

Part II of the class focuses on child development and the needs of children growing up in two homes.

Topics covered include:

All participants receive a certificate at the end of each class. To earn a certificate, all participants must stay the full duration of the class. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class time for registration. Admission is not allowed after the class begins. Please note you are securing your seat for this class when you make your payment similar to buying an airline ticket. Fees are not refunded to participants who don’t show up or those who show up late. 24 hour written e-mail notice and payment of the rescheduling fee not less than 24 hours prior to the start of the class you are scheduled for is required for cancellations or rescheduling of sessions. Please select your class carefully, there is a $5.00 administration fee charged per cancellation or rescheduling request which must be paid prior to confirmation of the requested change and no less than 24 hours prior to the class you were originally scheduled for. The reschedule requested is located and the middle section of the FAQ page.

The class has two parts. The fee for each part of the class is $40.00 per person per part.

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Click here for the calendar and to register for the course in North Texas.

Click here to register for the Making Two Homes Work course in South Carolina.

Click here to register for the Making Two Homes Work course in Arkansas.

Other Things to Know

Children in the Middle coparenting classes were developed by Bradley S. Craig, LMSW, CFLE

The Children in the Middle Coparenting Class in the press

For the online version of the class called Making Two Homes Work class, click here.