What Is Co-Parenting for Successful Kids?
Since 1999, our parenting education course delivered by Nebraska Extension has supported 18,000 parents caring for over 42,000 children in every Nebraska county. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an educational program for individuals in the process of divorce, custody modification or separation. The class is for anyone who is required to complete a mandatory parenting course. The course provides concrete steps for parents to use to help their children succeed through the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your class court-approved?
Yes, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Co-parenting for Successful Kids program is an approved provider. Our class meets the requirements of the New Parent Act as amended by LB 554 since the law was first introduced.
How long does it take?
Our online and onsite classes take approximately 3 to 4 hours. However, online is self-paced. You can log in and out and complete the course when it is convenient for you.
What if I have questions online, will someone really get back to me?
Yes. Our course has a dedicated customer service toll-free number and email. Typically, we respond within one business day. We know that this can be a stressful period for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to call or email us, we’re here to help.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you get a certificate that you access after completing the course directly within the course that you can download and print. If you attend the onsite course you receive a certificate from the instructor at the conclusion of the course.
What’s the cost? Do you have a reduced fee?
The general registration fee is $50; however, you may be eligible for a reduced fee based on income. We offer a sliding fee ranging from $40 to $20. See the reduced fee application to determine if you are eligible based on income.
This course has made me realize that even the little things that I say or the things that I pay little attention to can have a major impact on my children. — Participant
I have learned from this course to not use the children as objects in our conflicts or try to "get one over" on the other co-parent. — Participant
- I want to support my child, how do I start?
- At times my child's behavior is challenging, what can I do?
- I find talking with the other co-parent challenging, what can I do?
- At times I feel overwhelmed and stressed out, what can I do?
- I think my child is experiencing grief, but I’m not sure. How do I know? What can I do to help?
- My child attends childcare. How can my child’s teacher help my child during this transition?
- My child and I don’t live in the same household right now, but I want to stay connected. What can I do?
- What happens to children when they are exposed to conflict during transitions from pick up or return for one house to the next? Is it stressful for them?