New Ways For Families™

Calm potentially high-conflict separation

Support your children through the stress of separation

Try this parenting skills course for parents who are separating

New Ways For Families is a twelve-module online course, with additional one-to-one coaching sessions, designed to help separated parents learn key behavioural skills so support themselves and their children through separation, which could allow you to avoid costly legal fees later on. The course is provided and organised by Shared Parenting Scotland, operating under licence from the High Conflict Institute, and is now being run throughout the United Kingdom with our team of UK coaches.

The four key behavioural skills focussed on are:

Managing Emotions

  • Controlling anger, sadness, fear, and anxiety so as not to over-react
  • Protecting children from a parent’s extreme emotions

Flexible Thinking

  • Acknowledging there being more than solution to a problem
  • Turning complaints into proposals for future behaviour and agreements

Moderating Behaviour

  • Avoiding extreme actions, language and parenting requests
  • Responding to hostile communications in a way that avoids conflict

Checking Yourself

  • Reminding yourself to use these skills in times of stress
  • Developing empathy, attention and respect

Watch the videos below to find out more

Alastair Williamson – New Ways For Families Trainee

“New Ways For Families equips us with new and alternative skills to help us work collaboratively and positively with our co-parents

Siobhian Brown MSP – Scottish Government Minister for Community Safety

“The New Ways For Families training aims to make separation less traumatic and less stressful for the parents and for the children.” 

Claire Ross – New Ways For Families Coach

“The benefits of NWFF training are that it’s a hybrid model that you can do online at your own pace, and is supported by three sessions with coaches

Bill Eddy – High Conflict Institute Chief Innovation Officer

“I developed NWFF in 2009 primarily as a counselling method with the idea that both parents would learn the skills and they would reinforce each other in using the skills and in helping and teaching their children.” 

Why New Ways For Families?

The course has 12 interactive modules with three one-to-one coaching sessions – click the button above to view the twelve modules.

The course costs £295 with subsidised rates and 3-part instalment plans available.

Receive one-to-one professional coaching to support your learning journey

The course features information, videos and role play, as well as a personal journal where learners can document their journey. It provides a skills-based, “no blame, no shame” online educational program for parents in divorce or separation who could benefit from learning new communication, emotion management, and problem-solving skills.

New Ways For Families is not mediation. Even if both parents sign up they will be allocated a different coach. It’s not legal advice. The training promotes greater levels of respect, empathy and attention from its learners. The primary goal is to teach parents the skills necessary to effectively resolve co-parenting disagreements while remaining calm and protecting their children from the conflict. The course may be voluntary, recommended, or mandated by courts or other professionals.

Give your child the support they deserve today – register your interest below

Register For New Ways For Families® Here