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Child-Centered, High-Conflict,
Online Parenting Class
Available Throughout the United States

Reconnecting With Your Child

  • Currently Available Via One-On-One Consultations

  • Go through the class at your own pace 

  • Get personal instruction as to your family's circumstance

  • Total: 8 hour Parenting class 

  • Includes certificate upon completion

Sign Up Today for the Class, or Schedule a Discovery Call with the Instructor!

Bespoke One-on-One Classes
Unlike courses that are generally created simply to satisfy a court requirement, we offer an environment where parents can truly learn and practice the skills that will help you reconnect with your child.
Sign Up Today for the Class, or Schedule a Discovery Call with the Instructor!
Free PDF: 5 Reasons Why a Child Rejects a Parent

Are you in a conflictual situation with your child?​

Has your child rejected contact with you? Have you tried everything, but nothing seems to work?

There are common reasons why children decide not to see their parents. Sometimes it helps to know why. Once you understand why, you will have a place to start to repair your relationship with your child.

Is a Child-Centered High Conflict Parenting Class Right for You?

Are you in a conflictual custody situation? Has your child rejected contact with you? Have you tried everything, but nothing seems to work?

We offer high conflict parenting classes online for those looking to improve strained parent-child relationships as a result of divorce, custody conflicts, or any other unknown reason. You will learn advanced parenting skills to help rebuild a healthy relationship with your child.

PRACTICE SKILLS That Last a LIFETIME

First Class:  Child-centered parenting, specifically created for estranged parents

Second Class:  Why children avoid some parents and ways to reach your kiddos

Third Class:  Practice how to help your child feel safe, heard, and loved.

Fourth Class:  Advanced parenting techniques you can apply and use today

Healthy Parent-Child Relationships

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to have healthy relationships with both parents. Therefore, we take a Child-Centered and Parent-Supported approach that creates safety and allows children to have a voice. We also help both parents find their voice and learn to connect with their children.

It’s important to understand the parent-child relationship through the child’s feelings. In this way, we can uncover why a child is resistant to a parent. In this high-conflict parenting course, you will learn tools to repair and maintain your relationship with your child. You will also be able to practice these skills in class and use them at home that same day.

Children experience a variety of reactions and feelings to a given situation. Personality and temperament often influence these reactions. Family situations, custody disputes, and changing living arrangements impact relationships too.

When children hesitate to be around a parent, it’s not necessarily due to any other adult’s influence. It is far more complicated than that. However, if a parent emotionally shows up for their child and is open about their feelings, that hesitation tends to lessen.

Big Feelings

As stated by Daniel J. Siegel, we need to “Name it to Tame it.” In other words, when you say the big feeling out loud, it’s the first step in reducing the intensity of that feeling.

Additionally, a parent expressing understanding and empathy with an upset child can help calm those big emotions even more. We focus on this in high-conflict parenting classes online with parents and their children. Understanding another person’s pain and showing empathy for them builds safety and trust in a relationship.

Children often have many unresolved feelings of loss: what they thought their family was going to be, not being able to see both parents in their home, fear and anger surrounding incidents of domestic violence and abuse, etc.

Children need help identifying their feelings. For example, during an individual therapy session, the Conjoint Therapist needs to understand what it’s been like for the child. They can use this to help the child process their emotions in the context of their family. As with adults, children get stuck when they do not have a place to express their feelings or understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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A Child's Voice

Hearing your child’s voice is essential to a healthy parent-child relationship. Even within intact families, one of the most common complaints from children is that they don’t feel like their feelings matter. When children don’t feel like anyone understands them, it can cause them to feel anxious, depressed and isolated. It also makes them feel isolated from the rest of the world. It impacts their self-esteem and makes them feel like their feelings and thoughts are unimportant. Sometimes, this can result in behavioral issues and low functioning in school or at home.

Most children want to be seen and heard by their parents. They want to know their feelings are taken seriously. Considering a child’s feelings is not to be confused with giving them the rights of an adult in the family (i.e. full decision-making). Rather, it is helping them feel heard. They want to feel like their feelings matter.

For a High Conflict Parenting Class, Practicing is the Key

Our goal is for you to be successful in creating more opportunities for healthy interactions. We hope you gain the necessary tools to help repair and maintain your relationship with your child. What does that look like?

 

Once you learn about these skills, practicing them is the best way to feel confident using them. Our high-conflict and court-ordered parenting classes offer plenty of opportunities to practice these techniques. Practicing is the best way to build new skills and habits. Simply reading is not enough. So, as you go through this class, consider 

participating in role-plays and activities. You can also ask your therapist, friend, or family member to help you practice the skills as you learn them.

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You will get 8 hours of focused 1:1 instruction from an expert Family Court Therapist with over 30 years of experience. Customized to your schedule.

Sign Up Today for the Class, or Schedule a Discovery Call with the Instructor!

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Every session includes downloadable resources to reinforce and compliment the material being covered. We created them so that you can refer back to everything forever.
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Start High Conflict Parenting Classes Available Throughout the United States

If you are ready to learn how to repair your relationship with your child, we can help with high-conflict parenting classes online throughout the United States.  Over the course of four weeks, we will help you learn the tools you need to heal your relationship with your child; allowing you to start building happy and healthy interactions with them. We want to help you connect with your child and start moving forward as a family. In order to sign up for our high-conflict parenting course, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the link to visit our scheduling page.

  2. Sign up for the class, or schedule a discovery call with the instructor to learn more!

  3. Begin classes and start the process of healing your relationship with your child by putting into practice the skills that you learn.

  • What types of attorneys do you work with?
    I regularly work with attorneys in family law and dependency court, as well as with both parents’ attorneys and the minor’s counsel.
  • Can you speak to my firm about the training you’ve developed for the San Diego Family Law Bar Association?
    Yes! Please reach out so we can discuss what information would be most helpful for your firm and the length of presentation you’re looking for.
  • As a non-attorney, what do you have to teach me? (*How DARE you*)
    This is not legal advice. I offer consultations to attorneys from the perspective of a therapist who has significant experience working with court-involved therapy and has seen the types of questions attorneys are likely to ask. I can help you understand what types of therapy may be appropriate for your clients and what to look out for according to the developmental ages of the children attorneys represent (or their parents). I have also helped develop full presentations in “Supporting Parents & Children in Family Court” for the San Diego Family Law Bar Association (SDFLBA) and can share this material as well.
  • Do you promise any particular outcome for me or a specific case?
    Unfortunately, we cannot predict or guarantee whether these skills will positively impact your specific situation; each person and case is unique. However, This course is designed and delivered by an experienced mental health professional specializing in court-involved cases. The goal of this course is to inform you on what to expect in an average courtroom experience and ways to succinctly and directly answer questions that should help avoid a negative outcome.
  • The idea of testifying is scary. Can you help me?
    Yes! I enjoy the testifying process. It's not so scary once you learn what to expect for the process and feel confident in what you can and cannot say, as well as how to protect your clients on the stand.
  • Is this course a substitute for consulting with a malpractice attorney or legal advice?
    NO. We are not attorneys. This course does not replace your need to consult with an attorney. This is peer advice focusing on your exposure to a learning experience to help support you in a future court appearance; it is not legal advice.
  • What is the point/purpose of the class?
    A major focus of the class is helping parents learn to recognize and express empathy by validating their child’s feelings and ensuring their child feels safe. This can reconnect them emotionally and create safety to repair the relationship.
  • Suppose I’m not interested in the whole class but have a specific communication issue with my child. Can I still do individual consultations with you to discuss my specific issue rather than take the entire class?
    Absolutely! I have experience working with parents who are dealing with a wide variety of issues.
  • What makes your class different from others?
    Unlike courses generally created simply to satisfy a court requirement, we offer an environment where parents can truly learn and practice the skills to help you reconnect with your child. This class is a live, interactive, high-conflict parenting class specifically tailored to your child’s developmental age, their needs, and your specific familial situation.
  • Does this class satisfy my court order?
    While I always recommend you check with your attorney, this class has been accepted by courts and Child Welfare Services. It is a live, interactive, high-conflict parenting class tailored specifically to your child’s developmental age, needs, and familial situation.
  • Do I get a certificate I can give to the court?
    Yes, upon completion of the class requirements.
  • Is this program evidence-based?
    The class uses elements of and teaching from evidence-based concepts and teachings, such as: EFFT (Emotion-Focused Family Therapy), research provided via link: https://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/efft Dr. Dan Siegel: https://drdansiegel.com/biography/ AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts): https://www.afccnet.org/ These teachings are especially tailored for parents facing rejection from their children.
  • Does this class involve the child at all during the sessions?
    No, the child is not involved in the class. Instead, parents can practice what they learn in the class between appointments and use role-play scripts to help with specific issues/conversations they may be expecting to have.
  • Can I take this class even if I’m not going through a divorce?
    Absolutely! Any parent can learn to connect with their child more deeply and improve their communication skills.
  • Since the program is individual, can you offer a 10 to 12-hour class to satisfy my court order instead of 8?
    Yes! While the main format of the class can be completed in 8 hours, diving deeper into practice examples and scripts can make the class's benefits even more powerful with extra hours of practice.
  • What is the structure of the class?
    The class has instruction, role play, and handouts, among other methods.
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