Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Both classes are available online, correct?

A:

Yes, both classes can be attended remotely. The 12-week WHOA course has a weekly, live classroom on Zoom. The 12-week Parenting Dignity course has weekly 15-20 minute check-ins with a live coach on Zoom.


Q:

Can both courses be taken at the same time?

A:

No, courses must be taken separately as one is completed, the other begins.


Q:

When do the courses start; are there specific scheduled classes with start/end dates?

A:

The 12-week WHOA course begins the first Tuesday of each month after the initial consultation is complete. The 12-week Parenting Dignity course begins the day of the final enrollment payments.


Q:

Should I take both courses?

A:

It is highly suggested that parents experiencing high conflict divorces take both courses. However, unless you are court ordered to take both courses, the choice is yours. The courses were designed to be taken together as a 24-week curriculum beginning with 12-week WHOA and continuing to 12-week Parenting Dignity.


Q:

How do I enroll?

A:

Sign up for the initial consultation and fill out the Extended Packet online. You will be notified by email of available days/times for your Zoom consultation. You may suggest other available times/days and we will do our best to schedule around your availability.


Q:

How many hours per week are required for the classes?

A:

Approximately 35-60 minutes per week are required for the course, however this is an independent study. How much time you put into it is how much education you gain.


Q:

What is the difference between the WHOA (Why Hang Onto Anger) and the Parenting Dignity Course?

A:

1. The 12-week Why Hang Onto Anger course is ‘adult-centered’ focusing on helping the parent manage high conflict relationships during separation and divorce. Classes are held live on Tuesdays.

2. The 12-week Parenting Dignity course is ‘child-centered’ focusing on the implementation and practice of parenting skills. It addresses the unique way each child learns, helping them to manage conflict during separation, and divorce.


Q:

Is there any cross over between the classes? For example, is anger management
incorporated into the Parenting Dignity course?

A:

Both courses are rigorous, requiring commitment of both time and engagement. Both courses educate the parent on human development, non-punitive discipline and raising children in a democratic society.


Q:

Are the live classes at set times? Or is there flexibility due to work schedule?

A:

Live, interactive Zoom classrooms are set at 5pm on Tuesdays, however the times are flexible if the participants have conflicts.


Q:

How the attendance is determined?

A:

Mandatory attendance is determined by weekly attendance through Zoom classroom or a weekly 15-20 minute call with the parent coach. Lack of attendance for the classes are limited to two missed which must be made up to continue or pass the course.


Q:

How extensive is the work, journal reflections etc. for each course?

A:

Weekly journal entries are required along with weekly online TED talks and writing assignments through exchange of emails for the 12-week WHOA course as well as journal entries and assigned writing.

The 12-week Parenting Dignity course requires weekly quizzes accompanying each video lesson along with journal entries and a final exam.


Q:

Are course components released week by week, meaning that the course cannot be raced through?

A:

The 12-week Parenting Dignity course requires the parent receive each lesson online ‘by the week’ not hourly, therefore they cannot work ahead. They must complete quizzes before moving forward; some quizzes are graded by the parent coach.