Parenting Classes

Embarking on the journey of divorce can be overwhelming, especially when children are involved. In Washington State, one crucial aspect of the divorce process is the mandatory parenting class. This class is designed to provide parents with essential information and skills to navigate the challenges of co-parenting effectively post-divorce. There are many options for completing this class in Pierce County, Kitsap County or online. Visit your county site for more information on available parenting seminars.

Anticipated Outcome

Communication Strategies: Discover effective ways to communicate with your co-parent, focusing on the needs of your children while maintaining a respectful and cooperative relationship.

Co-Parenting Dynamics: Understand the dynamics of co-parenting, including shared decision-making, conflict resolution, and creating a stable and nurturing environment for your children.

Child Development Insights: Gain insights into child development stages and how divorce can impact children at different ages. Learn strategies to support your children emotionally during this transition.

Legal Guidelines: Familiarize yourself with the legal aspects of co-parenting, including custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and parental responsibilities outlined by Washington state laws.

Emotional Support: Receive guidance on managing your own emotions during the divorce process, including coping with stress, anger, and grief, to ensure a healthy environment for your children.


Why is the Class Important?

Court Requirement: Completion of the parenting class is mandatory for divorcing parents in Washington State, as per court requirements. Failure to attend or complete the class may delay your divorce proceedings. 

Child-Centered Focus: The class emphasizes the well-being of your children, encouraging parents to prioritize their needs and maintain a supportive co-parenting relationship for their benefit. 

Conflict Resolution: Learn valuable strategies to resolve conflicts peacefully and collaboratively, reducing the impact of parental conflict on children and fostering a more harmonious post-divorce environment.