“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
All parents are required to attend an interesting and informative parenting class before, during or after mediation (or collaborative practice?? Isn’t this for all divorces). This is a four-hour class that costs about $40. You will learn about child development, how to treat each other during and after the divorce, how to exchange children from one home to the next and other important information, including:
- Feelings created by the divorce
- Characteristic reactions of children
- Developmental stages and needs of children
- Communications techniques that work (Do’s and Don’ts)
- Coping skills for children
- Resources in the community
The class is based on a nationally known program that includes lecture, discussion and videotapes. Participation in discussion is voluntary. You will be given a workbook to take home for reference. Divorcing couples may prefer to attend separate sessions. Click here to view our contact info document for centers that offer classes in Davidson and Williamson County.
We encourage you, your spouse and your extended family to watch, The Evans Matter, Understanding Mediation, a 15-minute video about mediation (watch part 1 | watch part 2). The video explains mediation and reminds divorcing parents that they have the power to make decisions about their futures and the future of their children.