The Cooperative Parenting Institute
Serving the needs of separated and divorced families.
The CPI Mission
At the CPI we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and families experiencing separation and divorce. Our current focus is on providing services, education and products to high-conflict families while also providing resources and training to other professionals working with this same population. Learn More
Newly Revised, Second Edition
Cooperative Coparenting through Separation or Divorce Parent’s Guide
Contains skills, activities, and at-home practice to help separating parents shield their children from conflict and make a successful transition to coparents.
Updated for Professionals!
Cooperative Coparenting through Separation or Divorce Program Kit
This newly revised, second edition program helps group leaders teach parents how to shield their children from parental conflict related to separation or divorce. Over 8 sessions (16 hours), parents learn to defuse conflict by minimizing blame and taking responsibility for their contribution while establishing a positive, long-term, cooperative relationship with the other parent.
We offer professional Parenting Coordination training for those who wish to become Parenting Coordinators, as well as other upcoming training for professionals.
Next Parenting Coordination Training starts January 19, 2024. Early Bird rate: $850.00.
Our Family Wizard
The Cooperative Parenting Institute is pleased to announce that we are now an affiliate of Our Family Wizard.
Shop Featured Products
We offer a wide range of valuable coparenting and divorce related products to both parents and professionals such as our newly revised Cooperative Coparenting through Separation or Divorce Parent’s Guide.
For Parents and Children
Download the Divorce Rules, Coparenting Rules and see the latest coparenting book titled, “The Coparents’ Communication Handbook”. Also see coparenting apps, books and reading for your children. Then check out our parenting blogs.
Children Caught in the Middle – See a loyalty bind in action and the damage and stress it causes the children…
A loyalty bind puts children in the middle of having to choose one parent over the other. When children are asked to pick sides this creates a tremendous burden on them. Children will either defend the parent getting put down or they will join the complaining parent. They are torn between placing their loyalties with one parent at the cost of betraying or being disloyal to the other parent. Children feel anger, confusion, anxiety, guilt and sadness, and anxiety when they hear negative comments about their parents. Children do not have a fully formed sense of self and are at risk of fears that they may be like the parent being put down.
View the video of Marcus and his mother. Notice how easy it is to put your child into the middle.