Step-Parenting and Co-Parenting Classes in Arizona

Step-Parenting Class ArizonaAre you a step-parent trying hard to provide love and structure for your step-kids?

Generally, divorce is difficult for most kids.  Everything they believed about stability and family structure has changed.  They often feel a sense of powerlessness and loss.  If it were up to them, mom and dad would love each other and want to be together.  Because of the way kids process information at a young age, they can come to believe that the divorce is their fault and feel a sense of shame or that they are bad.

Loving the new parent

Loving the new parent can feel like betraying the other parent.  Feelings of anger, hate, or frustration can be projected onto the new parent even if the new parent had nothing to do with the divorce.  Managing the effects of divorce and the possible new roles of step-mother and step-father can be challenging.

Step-Parenting and Co-Parenting Class

In order to help divorced parents and step-parents support their children through the process of divorce and learning to co-parent, the Step-Parenting and Co-Parenting Class was created.  This class helps step-parents learn to focus on what they can control and how to let go of what they can’t control.  It helps parents learn how to provide opportunities for closeness without forcing relationships.  It gives parents words that they can use with their kids to show forth empathy and understanding as well as set limits and expectations within the new family structure.  For helpful step-parenting ideas read the following parenting articles and tips.

Step Parenting Using Love and Logic®

Step-Parenting and Co-Parenting Class Details

Friday (4 wks. see Class Schedule)
8:00pm – 9:45pm
3048 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 108, Mesa, AZ 85204 Map
$195 per individual or parent couple.

Click HERE to register for the class.

For more information about this parenting classes, contact the class facilitator, Shiloh Lundahl, LCSW at (602) 492-5055.