Parenting Class For Separated & Divorcing Moms & Dads

We Help Adults & Children Recover Quicker From Divorce

Divorce is a major stressor for families of various backgrounds. Decades following this life changing event, some parents are still angry and they continue to experience significant difficulties in their lives. For children, the negative effects of divorce can follow them into adulthood. Even so, each year, over one million couples divorce in the United States and over a million children are affected.

Assistance is available, however, to help parents and children overcome many of the challenges that they usually encounter when their families break-up. A major step parents can take to help themselves and their families is to enroll in special parenting classes. The “Parenting for Divorce” course is available both in a classroom setting and online. It is approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families, as one of the courses that meets the requirements of Florida Statute #61. This statute, makes it a requirement for parents who have minor children to complete a 4-hour, “Parenting Education and Family Stabilization program,” if they are divorcing or if they were never married but they are involved in paternity actions. The Sandcastles program for children (ages 6-17 years) is also a requirement for finalizing divorce and paternity actions in some areas.

The primary goal of this website is to inform, educate and empower parents who were never married, those who are separated, those who have decided to divorce and those who are involved in paternity actions and they have minor children (Under 18 years of age). Please call (954) 438 5661 for further information and to have your questions answered.

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Parenting Class Online

A mandatory 4-Hour program for parents with minor children
(Those who were never married, separated or divorcing).

$40.00

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This is a mandatory 4-hour program for parents who are separated, divorcing or involved in paternity actions and they have minor children (under 18 years). This class teaches parents about divorce and how their options and their decisions could affect their lives and the lives of their children. Pre-registration is required for this course.

This is the online version of the (“Parenting for Separated & Divorcing Moms & Dads”) course.

Within 24 hours after you register, you will be directed to the page where you can access the course. After completing the course, you will be able to print the certificate of completion that you require for court purposes.

Florida Statutes (61.21 F.S.), make it a requirement for divorcing parents with minor children and those who are involved in paternity actions to take a 4-hour parenting course before final judgment is rendered, unless they obtain special exemptions from the courts. Parenting courses must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families and each curriculum must fulfill the “Parent Education and Family Stabilization” requirements of the Florida Statutes. This class must be completed before divorce can granted and before paternity actions are finalized.

The beneficial nature of parenting and divorce education courses in assisting both adults and children is well-known. Through these classes, parents receive valuable information about divorce and how it could affect them and their children. They also learn skills that they can use to help themselves and their children adjust appropriately to this major loss.

Some divorce-related matters that are addressed in this course include the following:

Basic information about divorce:

  • The impact of divorce on adults and children
  • Child development
  • How parents can help themselves and their children cope effectively with divorce
  • Parents’ and Children’s basic needs
  • The stages of grief and loss
  • Parenting during divorce and co-parenting afterwards
  • Basic divorce-related concepts such as: time-sharing, parenting plans and mediation
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Domestic violence
  • Communicating effectively after divorce
  • Available community resources to assist parents and children

Parenting classes are available both in classroom settings and on the Internet. Parents should be aware, however, that online parenting classes are not accepted in all jurisdictions. Therefore, before deciding to enroll in an online course; parents should check with their attorneys or with the Clerk of the Courts Office in the jurisdiction in which their legal action was filed, to ensure that courses taken online will be accepted.

Thank you for choosing the”Parenting For Separated & Divorcing Moms & Dads” Online course

Clase de Crianza

Clase de divorcio en línea para padres

Esta clase esta en línea. En algunos sitios, la corte no acepta clases en línea. Por eso, es su responsabilidad revisar si la corte acepta clases en línea en su condado. Luego de 24 horas de haberse registrado en nuestra clase en linea, recibirá un correo electrónico con un enlace para comenzar el curso usando su computadora. Al terminar, por favor, imprima el certificado, el cual necesitará para la corte.

Educacion de Padres y Estabilizacion Familiar

$40.00

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Live Parenting Class

Live parenting class on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Live parenting class on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Please register online at www.parentingfordivorce.com or call (954-438-5661) for further information.

Class Location:

10031 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024

Upstairs Conference Room

954 438 5661

Please arrive by 5:45pm

$40.00

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Class Description

This is a mandatory 4-hour program for parents who are separated, divorcing or involved in paternity actions and they have minor children (under 18 years). This class teaches parents about divorce and how their options and their decisions could affect their lives and the lives of their children. Pre-registration is required for this class. Approved indigent status is accepted at a reduced fee of $20.

This is the classroom version of the “Parenting for Divorce” course. You must be present for at least 4 hours to complete this course and receive your “Certificate of Completion”.

Florida Statutes (61.21 F.S.), make it a requirement for divorcing parents with minor children and those who are involved in paternity actions to take a 4-hour parenting course before final judgment is rendered, unless they obtain special exemptions from the courts. Parenting courses must be approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families and each curriculum must fulfill the “Parent Education and Family Stabilization” requirements of the Florida Statutes. Parenting classes are required before divorce is granted and before paternity actions are finalized in many other areas of the United States.

The beneficial nature of parenting and divorce education classes in assisting both adults and children is well-known. Through these classes, parents receive valuable information about divorce and how it could affect them and their children. They also learn skills that they can use to help themselves and their children adjust appropriately to this major loss.

  • Some divorce-related matters that are addressed in parenting classes include the following:
  • Basic information about divorce
  • The impact of divorce on adults and children
  • Child development
  • How parents can help themselves and their children cope effectively with divorce
  • Parents’ and Children’s basic needs
  • The stages of grief and loss
  • Parenting during divorce and co-parenting afterwards
  • Basic divorce-related concepts such as: time-sharing, parenting plans and mediation
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Domestic violence
  • Communicating effectively after divorce
  • Available community resources to assist parents and children

This parenting class is also available on the Internet. Parents should be aware, however, that online parenting classes are not accepted in all jurisdictions. Therefore, before deciding to enroll in an online course; parents should check with their attorneys or with the Clerk of the Courts Office in the jurisdiction in which their legal action was filed, to ensure that courses taken online will be accepted.

Thank you for choosing “Parenting for Divorce!”

Sandcastles Program for Children of Divorce

For Children of Divorce Ages 6-17 years.

The next Sandcastles program will be:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:30 am

Children should arrive no later than 9:15 am

Location:

10031 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.

Conference Room Upstairs

Please register at www.parentingfordivorce.com or call (954)-438-5661 for additional information.

$40.00

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Sandcastles is a 3 hour program for children of divorce ages 6 to 17 years. It is an educational program and support group that was developed by Psychotherapist M. Gary Neuman of Miami Beach, Florida and it is a mandatory program in over a dozen cities in the United States including Miami-Dade County, Florida. This program is available to children in numerous other areas of the United States and around the world. Over 100,000 children have successfully completed this program in the United States.

The Sandcastles program has been featured in People Magazine, Time Magazine, Parenting Magazine & Parents Magazine. It has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Weekend News, Talk of the Nation, CNN, National Public Radio, The View & Dateline NBC. Through this 3-hour program, children learn valuable adjustment skills, which help make divorce less painful. They will also learn:

  • The facts about Divorce
  • How to cope more effectively
  • How to express feelings appropriately
  • How to avoid playing divorce games
  • How to deal with guilt
  • The grief stages of divorce
  • How to resolve conflicts with parents
  • When and how to ask for help

Sandcastles groups are offered in Pembroke Pines one or two Saturdays per month from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Children are assigned to aged-based groups and they are provided with individual workbooks as follows: 6-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years and 14-17 years. Groups are sometimes combined based on the number of children of a particular age that are registered for a particular class. For further information, please call (954) 438 5661.