The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes class curriculum was developed to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. The curriculum covers different models of parenting from separate homes and common co-parenting challenges. It helps parents to be aware of the effects of separation and divorce on their children and the importance of providing for the financial needs of their children. It also provides parents with a variety of options for resolving conflicts. The curriculum was developed in 1995 and revised in 2013 to include the most current information for class participants.

The Co-Parenting: Two Parents, Two Homes curriculum meets the requirements of the Code of Virginia.

Topics Discussed

  • The Grief Process
  • The Effects of Separation or Divorce on Children
  • How Children Feel About Family Violence
  • What Children Need and Don’t Need
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting
  • Parenting Styles
  • Discipline
  • Household Responsibilities
  • Children’s Self-Esteem and Resiliency
  • Communication
  • Points to Remember for Successful Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Managing Your Anger
  • Recognizing and Managing Your Child’s Anger
  • Issues That May “Trigger” Conflict
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Long-Distance Parenting
  • Never Married Parents
  • Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
  • New Relationships and Your Children
  • Stress Management
  • Legal Terms

Class Schedule

Classes are offered each month, typically on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.


Please call our office directly at

(276) 634-2910 to register.


We understand that many parents have hectic schedules, so we do offer smaller classes on weekdays on an as needed basis. If registering for one of the classes, please have dates that you are available to attend when you call to register.