Published on September 12, 2023

The Parenting After Separation course has been developed by Spurgeons, a national charity that works with families and young people. This course has been written by qualified counsellors who understand the challenges separated parents face. If you are separated from the other parent of your child, or in the process of separation then this Parenting After Separation course can offer the essential support transforming your child’s experience of family breakdown. 

The tools and techniques taught through this free online course offer support for separated parents. Divorce or separation will have left you emotionally vulnerable. Any list of life’s most stressful situations put the ‘death of a loved one’ and ‘divorce’ right at the very top. So, we know that you may be going through great stress and changes yourself, and even grieving about the breakup.  This course therefore starts with you, encouraging you to have courage in this time of grief. Your recovery and avoiding ongoing parental conflict will directly impact your child’s chances of happiness following separation. The course explores: attachment, your child’s brain, emotional regulation, praise, setting boundaries, co-parenting not split-parenting, quality time (it’s not all about quantity), house rules, boundary setting and it is all freely available 24/7. Powerful strategies that can transform your house into a happy home.  

After divorce or separation, you may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Perhaps you are focused on the practicalities of your relationship breakdown, thinking about housing and finances? But what is happening in your child’s world?  

The content of the Parenting After Separating course aims to help parents put their children’s needs first even at this most difficult and emotional time. It is evidence-based and tailor-made to support the whole family.

Materials include animated videos, as well as useful downloadable tools and footage of Spurgeons parent support workers demonstrating some of the parenting techniques. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate. 

This course will help parents to: 

– learn how to build a positive relationship with their child 

– understand the causes of difficult child behaviour 

– learn behaviour management 

– look after themselves

You can find our more details and how to book HERE.

There is no charge for this course.

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Co-operative Parenting

Co-operative parenting (sometimes shortened to co-parenting) is about sharing decisions and information about your children and making them feel as though they have two parents who can parent them effectively and together. It’s about communicating with your ex about your children in a positive and practical way.

Why Is Co-operative Parenting Important?

Much of the time, when going through a separation or divorce, parents will be experiencing emotional ups and downs. Such emotional turmoil can make it hard to step back and see things clearly. It can also be hard to see how we are going to need, now more than ever, to be calm and reassuring parents for the children. The benefits of co-operatvie parenting can last a life-time. Some parents can end up using children as bargaining collateral, withholding access, wanting to feel as though our children are on their 'side'. These can feel like small wins but really aren't and cause long term damage. On this hub you will find a number of articles offering support and advice on co-operative parenting. You will also find articles and videos looking at the longer-term impacts of separation and divorce.

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