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Created by Dr. Don Gordon, Children in Between builds on 40 years of research in the area of divorce education, and presents skills training using best practices in adult education and behavior modeling. It focuses on teaching anger control and respectful communication to parents as a means of ending loyalty conflicts and lowering risk for children of divorce.
Parents who can control their anger are more likely to engage ex’s in a manner that is most likely to lead to amicable results and limit the effects of the separation on their children. By focusing on skills training, CIBO teaches conflict resolution, mindfulness, and self-talk.
Studies show that effective parenting after divorce is directly related to parents ability to respectfully communicate with one another. CIBO identifies 5 major ways to improve communication including:
- Active Listening
Ending Loyalty Conflicts
Loyalty conflicts cause the most damage to children. We focus on how parents involve their children in these conflicts unintentionally, and change that.
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Covered in the Course
- Money Problems
- Carrying Messages
- Put Downs
- Never Married Parents
Through an online interactive format, parents learn effective skills that will immediately change the way they interact. Five scenarios are enacted and critiqued in streaming video. Participants then choose from realistic solutions and explore different ways of handling the conflicts. Each section includes in-depth tutorials, question and answer sessions, and a quiz to further engrain the new skills.
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CDE's Children in Between is a skills based program that helps children and parents deal with the children's reactions to divorce.
The program is based on research that identifies the most common and stressful loyalty conflicts experienced by children of divorce.