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Communication Skills for Co-Parenting

This class has been developed to assist parents who are divorced, who never married and live separately or who live together but do not always agree about parenting. Over the six-week class, parents will develop skills to communicate and work together towards raising independent children. Topics will include a discussion of personality types, various types of relationships, raising strong children, psychological effects of divorce on children, decision making, communication, discipline, alienation and beyond.

When

September 20-October 25 – Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30 pm

Where

Law Office of Cynthia Re, 6424 US Hwy 98W, Suite 50, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Cost

There is no registration fee or other charge for this class; however, appropriate opportunities for love offerings may be provided.

SESSION 1 — INTRODUCTION, LEGAL TERMS & A LOOK WITHIN

We will discuss the focus and goals of the class, learn legal terms used in custody matters and begin discussing how best to raise our child(ren) together under two roofs. Next, we will begin to look within ourselves to learn how we can control our own emotions regardless of what is happening all around us.

SESSION 2 — DISc TRAINING – HOW DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES INTERACT

In this session, Dr. Lewis will discuss personalities, how each type processes information and how the different personalities interact.

SESSION 3 — DROP YOUR BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR; ONE MUST PARENT BEFORE CO-PARENTING & WORDS CREATE PERSPECTIVE

In this session, we will recognize that common terms (i.e. “mom,” “dad” or “parenting”) mean different things to different people; we will analyze our style of parenting and how we interact with our co-parent; and we will look at the words we use when talking to our child(ren)

SESSION 4 — FROM THE EYES OF A CHILD

In this session, we will look at our situation from the eyes of our child(ren). What do they want to know, what do they need to know and what can they expect from me and/or my co-parent?

SESSION 5 — EXPERT PANEL ON THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD

Our panel of experts (from medical, mental health, law enforcement and/or legal fields) will provide pertinent and timely information related to our child(ren)’s health and well-being through their insight and experience by helping us improve our effective communication with our coparent. We will discover we are not alone in this journey and will learn about people,
agencies, books and other resources available.

SESSION 6 — FAMILY BLENDING, THIRD PARTIES AND THE FUTURE

I deserve to be happy. Your co-parent deserves to be happy. Our child(ren) deserve to be happy. We can do this separately but together. We will discuss life after divorce or breakup, what to do when a new significant other enters the picture, and how we can approach the future with optimism and joy – all in an effort to accomplish what is in the best interest of
our child(ren) and all others concerned.

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