Co-Parenting for Successful Kids

View the Co-Parenting for Successful Kids On-site Class Calendar


Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is a research-based and evidence-based education class designed to help families cope with divorce and custody.  The goal of the class is to help parents develop plans for respectful, responsive and responsible co-parenting.  The program is designed for separating, divorcing or non-married parents.  Purdue Extension offers Co-Parenting for Successful Kids in two formats: on-site classes and online.  The programs includes: educational presentations, video instruction, activities, and handouts.

In-Person:  Trained Purdue Extension Educators present on-site classes at locations throughout the state in multiple counties (see list below). The educational program is four hours.  Parents gain positive educational experiences by being in a classroom with others in similar situations.  See the calendar link at the top of this page for class offerings or contact your local county extension educator/office.  The class registration fee is $50.

Online: The online class takes about three-four hours to complete and may be completed in one session or broken into segments that meet individual scheduling needs.  Online instruction includes instructional slides, videos, interactive pages, and understanding reviews.  Responses to journal entries are provided by Purdue Extension staff. Many participants find the activities and responses an unique and valuable part of the class.  The class registration fee is $50. If you need to complete the course on a mobile device, for ease in use, download the mobile Moodle app. Please visit: For online technical assistance with the course, contact 855-308-8037 (Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM Central Time).

Course Topics:

  • How children are affected by divorce and stages of grief
  • Developmental ages and stages
  • What affects a child’s adjustment
  • Communicating effectively
  • Keeping children out of the middle of conflict
  • Parenting styles
  • Why children misbehave and discipline
  • The parenting plan
  • Managing stress