Co-Parenting for Resilience
Co-Parenting for Resilience classes from OSU Extension help the children of divorcing parents overcome the effects of divorce more quickly and is approved by the Oklahoma court system. No matter how agreeable and cooperative some parents may be, divorce is an emotionally charged process that often has unintended consequences. Research suggests that a three to four hour class can help parents learn what behaviors to avoid and other things they can do to help their children through this process.
The Co-Parenting for Resilience class is available on-site or online and also on in Spanish. For more information about each of these options, visit the links below.
- In-Person Course Registration
- Online Course Registration
- Co-Parenting Class Calendar
- Crianza Compartida
What is this class all about?
- How parents handle the divorce can make it better or worse for their children.
- Many children have a very difficult time adjusting to their parents' divorce.
- This can lead to depression, anxiety, academic failure, delinquency, drug use, teen pregnancy, and other negative outcomes. Children may also fear the loss of one or both of their parents and have a hard time switching between their parents' homes.
- Co-parenting classes teach parents to handle their emotions better and to keep their children out of the middle of their divorce. They also offer many positive tips on how to talk with your child to help him or her to adjust more quickly to the divorce.
- Researchers who have studied the effects of these classes have found them to be beneficial for most parents. Get more information about the research.
- After taking the class, most parents agree that the class was worthwhile and helpful. Read what others are saying about our resilient program by reading our testimonials
Do I really have to take a class?
- The short answer is yes.
- Because research has shown that divorce can cause so many problems for children, many judges in Oklahoma have been ordering couples to a co-parenting workshop for years.
- Now that research has shown the positive benefits of these classes, the Oklahoma State Legislature passed a law requiring all parents of a minor child that are divorcing for reasons of incompatibility to attend a co-parenting workshop before their divorce will be granted.
- If you are in an domestic violence shelter or involved in a relationship in which there is ongoing domestic violence, your judge may exempt you from the class. You should talk with your lawyer.
- You can request to not take the class with the person you are divorcing regardless of whether you have a restraining order. Please indicate the name of the person on your registration form.
- Access a copy of the law.
- Additional Resources
- Ages and Stages In Children of Divorce
- Anger Management Tips
- Books to Help Children and Parents with Divorce
- Conversation Starters
- Co-Parenting Apps
- Co-Parenting: The Unique Role of Fathers
- Creating a Parenting Plan - Worksheet
- Dating with Children
- Divorce Through the Eyes of Adolescents
- Explaining Divorce to Children
- Feelings Chart
- Grieving the Lost Marriage
- Helping Children Cope with Stress After Divorce
- Helping Children of Divorce Understand Their Feelings
- Helping Infants and Toddlers Adjust to Divorce
- How Can I be a Better Co-Parent? 10 Helpful Tips for Working with your Co-Parent
- Investing In Yourself
- Mindfulness Techniques
- Oklahoma Early Settlement Mediation Directory
- Parenting with Natural and Logical Consequences
- Problem Solving Tips
- Rules For Mediation
- Shared Parental Responsibility
- Successful Stepfamilies: Moving Your Marriage from Surviving to Thriving
- Taking the High Road After Divorce
- Talking to Your Children About Divorce
- Tips for Successful Stepfamilies: Go Slow!
- Tips for Successful Stepfamilies: HELP!
- Tips for Working with Uncooperative EX!
- Re-Adjusting Finances After Divorce
- Using I-Messages to Communicate
- What Children Need From Their Parents
- When NOT to co-parent
- Working with Uncooperative Co-Parent - 10 Things You Should Do
- Working with Uncooperative Co-Parent - 10 Things you should NOT do
- Working with Uncooperative Co-Parent - Forgiveness is Key
- Monthly Newsletters
- Avoid the Tug of War
- Co-Parenting During the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Co-Parenting: A Shift in Thinking
- Co-Parenting through the Holidays
- Co-Parenting: What NOT to do
- Co-Parenting with Technology
- Having a Vision for Your Child
- Investing in Yourself
- Parenting Tips to Help Families Cope During Covid-19 Pandemic
- Parenting with Natural Consequences
- Shared Parenting Time: Quantity equals Quality
- Technology and Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts
- Thinking Outside the Box
- Working Through Tough Issues
- Tips for Parenting in a Balanced Way
- Tips for Transitioning Back to School
- Tips to Help Children Cope with Stress and Traumatic Events
- Why Forgiveness is Key
- Working Together for Your Child’s Best Interests
- Using your Wizard Brain to Increase Harmony
- Divorce and Co-Parenting
To find out more about Co-Parenting classes near you, contact your local OSU Extension Office and ask about Co-Parenting classes.
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