Given all the hoopla surrounding the leaked tapes of Mel Gibson ranting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, and their minor daughter, it is no surprise that a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge will likely order these two to attend co-parenting classes. It is common for parents involved in high conflict situations to attend co-parenting classes. The Los Angeles Superior Court offers a free educational program called “Parenting Without Conflict” to assist parents who are involved in high conflict to understand the effects of parental conflict upon their children.
The program consists of six (6) consecutive sessions from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the six sessions, a follow-up mediation session is available and may be required for each parenting partner. The goals of the Parenting Without Conflict program is to accomplish the following:
*Understand their children’s reaction to divorce and separation at each developmental stage.
*Understand how conflict between parents negatively impacts their children.
*Develop techniques for successful communication and co-parenting skills.
*Practice and model conflict resolution skills
If you are involved in a high conflict child custody situation, contact a Costa Mesa child custody attorney for more information. It is not a good idea to subject the child to a hostile environment. Sometimes the parents forget get wrapped up in their own emotions that they forget about the welfare of the child. Don’t let that happen to your child!