Our parenting class has been approved by the Department of Children and Families.
By law, a parenting class must be four hours long. But our class is divided into chapters of about 30 minutes in length. So you can complete the class chapter by chapter whenever you have a half hour to spare. You can take the class at home on your computer or even on your cell phone or tablet.
Topics that will be discussed in the parenting class include:
- Divorce as loss of the current family structure.
- The parental role continues despite the loss of the current family structure.
- The grieving process experienced by adults and children working through loss.
- The benefit to children of a continuing relationship with both parents.
- Support that children need from both parents during a divorce or separation.
- The stages of childhood development.
- The potential negative impact of divorce on childhood development.
- How to reduce the negative effects of divorce on children.
- When parents should seek professional help for children.
- How to discuss divorce issues with children based on their stage of development.
- How children are harmed by parental conflict.
- How to establish a parenting relationship that minimizes parental conflict.
- Domestic violence: power and control.
- Child abuse and neglect: how to recognize and address it.
- The statutory requirement to report child abuse.
- Criminal penalties for false child abuse reports.
- Florida family law general information.
- Definitions relating to divorcing or separating parents.
- How maintaining a stable, consistent relationship with both parents benefits children.
- How to create an effective parenting plan.
- How to communicate with the other parent about parenting time.
- Definitions of key terms relating to your divorce or paternity case.
- Books about divorce and separation for adults and children.
- A list of helpful resources in your community.
Florida law on parenting continues to change and evolve. The new law, passed several years ago, eliminates the terms "custody" and "visitation” from the statutes. Also, under the new law, there is no "primary residential parent" or "secondary residential parent." Instead, the proper terms now are "time-sharing" and "parenting plan." Our class examines these recent changes and provides the most current information relating to Florida law about time-sharing. Sample Parenting Plans and Time-sharing Schedules are provided as well to help you plan your future arrangements.
Please see reviews of our class from former students here.
We hope you enjoy our class and that it brings stability and renewed purpose to your parenting.