State of Illinois Parenting Class
Join over 400,000 parents in building a healthy co-parenting relationship.
More convenient than in-person or zoom classes.
This is the Most Highly Recommended Online Parenting Class in the U.S.
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Illinois law requires all parents of minor children involved in any action involving custody or visitation to complete a court-authorized parent education program. Such actions include modification of custody or visitation or if moving with a child or children from Illinois. Children in Between Online is accepted throughout the state as an online parenting class.
Take this parenting class completely online (not a zoom course) wherever you feel comfortable.
Log in and out as needed over 30 days to complete the course.
Once completed, you can download, print, or email your certificate of completion.
Illinois Counties listed in red, please contact the Clerk of Courts for prior permission to take an online course.
Take on Any Device
Our class is optimized to fit all screen sizes. Take on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Watch videos with common co-parenting problems and then see different responses that produce positive and negative results.
After each video scenario, CIBO presents the user with guided questions to explore how each problem can be addressed, and to increase your understanding of the situation.
CIBO has been approved as the only accepted parenting class provider in some of the largest court systems in the country including Cook County (Chicago) and Clark County (Las Vegas). We are an approved provider in Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ) as well. Today, the parenting course has been accepted in more than two hundred and fifty judicial districts and is approved statewide in Florida, New York, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
Discover Healthy Co-Parenting
Co-parenting can be difficult. It is a team effort that takes practice and continued learning.
With Children in Between Online, parents learn the most common pitfalls parents make and how to overcome obstacles and lessen stress.
Who is taking Children in Between Online?
Parents per month
Over five thousand parents each month are
taking this parenting class on their computers and smart phones in 45 states.
Real quotes from real parents: What were the most helpful and useful things you learned in Children in Between Online?
"I felt like I learned a lot of valuable information, particularly in remembering to Stop-Look-Listen, ways to be mindful, and to remember that the way my children respond to our divorce is directly related to how much conflict they are exposed to."
"In-depth information and a complete guide to working agreements out with former partners."
"The videos were definitely helpful, because they're pretty relatable."
"Statistics about children of divorce. I think it helps me realize how important it is to work on communication and conflict management."
"Learning more regarding brain functionality, and how it plays a major role in reactions to situations. Self-Talk, learning of ways/new techniques to deal with my child's emotions given the change in their father and I's relationship, and Active Listening."
"Using "I" messages, active listening, stop-look and listen, learned how the amygdala operates and what it is."
"How to manage my anger and not jump to conclusions. How to communicate effectively with my children's' mother."
"This was a surprisingly good and useful course. Learning about the physiological aspects of our brain functioning with stress and conflict was very interesting and enlightening. I found the skills related to "I" messages to be useful and the focus on mindfulness techniques."
The Center for Divorce Education
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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. This is the most highly recommended online parenting class in the United States.
The program is based on research that identifies the most common and stressful loyalty conflicts experienced by children of divorce.