Parenting Without Conflict


12-Session Online Class for Divorcing or Separating Parents

This ONLINE course is for divorcing or separating parents as their families transition into two households and get prepared for many successful years of coparenting.

Each session focuses on building skills for successful coparenting rather than focusing on past bad behavior.

Many parents feel blamed and shamed during family breakups. That’s why New Ways for Families is comes from a positive, “no blame, no shame” perspective!

BOTH parents should complete the course individually, so that both parents are using the same skills for co-parenting. However, either parent can register for the course on their own at any time.


Judges, Lawyers. Mental Health Professionals, Mediators, Coaches, Family Court Services, Parent Educators, Divorce Financial Consultants - any family law professional

If court-ordered, judges should order both parents to complete this course at the beginning of the case. That way, both parents learn the exact same skills necessary to manage their emotions and engage productively in the decision making process before conflict and emotions escalate.

Professionals: Want a free online presentation & demo of the course before referring clients? Contact us today!


Yes, any parent can take this course to improve their co-parenting relationship. You don't need a court order or a referral from a professional.

The skills learned will help each parent:

(1) work more productively with professionals during the decision making process

(2) work more productively with his/her co-parent

(3) support his/her children during this transition

*NOTE: Before registering for this course, please confirm with your court that an online course from Online Parenting Programs will be accepted by the judge.

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What Will Parents Learn?

New Ways Skills

Flexible Thinking: recognizing that there is more than one solution to every problem; learn to make proposals to the other parent in a way that is likely to elicit a positive response back

Managed Emotions: learn and practice managing your emotions (sadness, anger, fear, anxiety) so as to not over-react or take things personally, and not to pass on those feelings to your children

Moderate Behaviors: avoiding extreme actions that are likely to result in an extreme emotion or behavior by the other parent

Check Yourself: learn to remind yourself to use these skills when making decisions with a co-parent

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Coping with Stress

Unit 2: Solving Co-Parenting Problems

Unit 3: Avoid Over-Reacting

Unit 4: Influencing Your Type of Co-Parent

Unit 5: Extreme Behavior and the Effect on Your Child's Brain

Unit 6: Raising Healthy Children

Unit 7: Child Development Goals

Unit 8: Parenting Schedules

Unit 9: Using Professionals

Unit 10: New Partners, New Families

Unit 11: Handling Financial Issues

Unit 12: How to Avoid Becoming a High Conflict Case

These classes were developed by Bill Eddy, president of the High Conflict Institute and the developer of the New Ways for Families method, which has been used by Family Court systems as well as counselors, lawyers and families out of court. It is based on his twelve years of experience as a child and family counselor, and twenty-one years of experience as a family lawyer. High Conflict Institute has collaborated with Online Parenting Programs to offer the New Ways curriculum in an interactive, online format.