Divorce Parenting Class MA: Providing Parenting Advice About Children and Divorce

divorce parenting class offered through the divorce centerI am an instructor of the Parents Apart class provided by the Divorce Center. The class is offered monthly in Braintree and Waltham and consists of two 2 1/2 hour classes. Each class is taught by two instructors with a mental health background and experience working with children and families. 

Why Do I Need A Divorce Parenting Class in Massachusetts?

1. Participation in the class is required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for parents seeking divorce.

2. You will be co-parenting with your ex long after your divorce is finalized and you have moved on to the next stage of your life. For most couples, their co-parenting relationship is much longer than the actual marriage.

3. Parenting is hard enough in the best of circumstances. It is exponentially more difficult in the midst of the conflict, tension, and stress of separation and divorce. This divorce parenting class will provide divorce parenting advice that will help mitigate the negative effects of divorce on your children.

What Parenting Advice Will I Receive?

You will:

  1. Better understand your feelings around your own divorce
  2. Learn typical reactions children have to divorce
  3. Gain clarity around the developmental needs of children experiencing divorce
  4. Help you minimize the trauma associated with divorce for your children
  5. Teach you how to improve your children’s ability to cope with the divorce

What Topics Will Be Covered About Children and Divorce?

  • Grief and loss…and healing
  • Communication skills
  • Divorce process options
  • Child development
  • Divorce and parenting resources
  • Troubleshooting typical co-parenting challenges

Parents Apart Class Locations


Brandeis University
Olin-Sang Building, Classroom 112
415 South St.
Waltham, MA


Braintree VFW Hall
356 Washington St.
Braintree, MA.

The Divorce Center

The Divorce Center has helped children and families lessen the trauma of divorce since 1983. It is a non-profit whose mission is “to make divorce more civil and less traumatic, especially for the children.” The center provides educational opportunities for the public and professional development opportunities for divorce professionals from a range of disciplines.