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Anger Management Parent Education

Anger Management - Co-Parenting Anger Management Course

Our online anger management program teaches co-parenting skills along with effective anger management techniques for adults going through separation or divorce. Participation in our online anger management class is often court-ordered – and therefore mandatory – for parents involved in high-conflict separation or divorce cases. Our court-affiliated anger management program is accepted by a growing number of counties across the country as an aid to parents as well as children of divorce or separation.

The course is also open to any parents who want to learn about mastering anger management for their own well-being. It is widely recommended by divorce therapists, coaches, mediators and attorneys as an aid to conflict resolution before, during and after a divorce.

Anger management classes help divorcing parents learn what triggers their anger, the consequences of inappropriate expression of anger, strategies for managing their anger as well as alternative ways to expressing anger.

Anger Management classes help both men and women with anger issues. Anger is a feeling that alerts you that something wrong. But you have choices regarding how you act upon those feelings. Acting before thinking can lead to mismanaged anger. Once you have reacted to anger, you have allowed your feelings to control you. This could lead you to actions and behaviors you never would have taken if you were making rational choices. Knowing how to manage anger can help you set limits and determine comfortable boundaries in your relationships.

While anger is a natural emotion, when faced with a challenging situation, it can also create the most destructive consequences. Improperly expressed anger can produce difficulties with family, friends, co-workers and colleagues. Left uncontrolled, it often results in encounters with law enforcement and the judicial system.

This 8-hour Anger Management course provides signs to watch out for in your own behavior, “red flag” warnings about problem behavior worth your attention, and a host of tools and strategies for taking control of your feelings. It will help you find healthier ways of expressing anger, frustration and other difficult feelings which will make for more peaceful and rewarding life experiences.

Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships

Domestic violence is unpredictable, yet there is a pattern that is repeated with each episode. It starts with the honeymoon phase, where things seem to be running smoothly and going well. It then moves on to the intimidation phase, the actual violence, and then back to the honeymoon/forgiveness phase. However, the level of violence gets worse after each incidence and the duration of the violence increases.

  • Domestic abuse is any coercive behavior that a person uses to exploit, injure, mistreat or violate his/her intimate partner. The tactics an abuser uses include intimidation, threats, put downs, isolation, humiliation and other verbal sabotage.
  • Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes in America.
  • It can take many forms including physical or sexual violence and often involves financial secrecy, dependence and restrictions.
  • Abuse cuts across all socio-economic boundaries, all ages, all religions and educational levels and both genders. It is based on the principles of power and control and is perpetrated most frequently against women (85%), but is growing amongst men (15%).
  • Abuse is no longer a family matter. It has grown into a crime.
  • Domestic abuse goes through a cycle and can escalate from threats to verbal abuse, physical violence and even murder.
  • Anger, spiraling out of control, usually results in some form of verbal abuse, but can lead to physical violence.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15-44 in the United States (Source: Uniform Crime Reports, FBI)
  • About one out of every four women in America will be physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. American women are more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any other type of assailant.
  • Besides physical injuries, domestic violence can lead to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse may also trigger suicide attempts or psychotic episodes.
How to protect yourself if you are a victim:

If someone you know has an anger problem, you may live in fear and attempt to do everything possible to keep the peace. It is important to understand you are not to blame for someone else’s anger or behavior. There is NEVER justification for physically or verbally abusive behavior. You have a right to be treated with respect and to live without fear of an angry outburst or a violent rage.

Although you do not have control of someone’s anger, you can control how you respond to their abuse by setting clear boundaries about what you will and will not tolerate. It is important that you confront the person about their anger issue when both of you are calm. Remove yourself from the situation if they do not calm down. You may consider counseling or therapy for yourself if you are having a hard time standing up for yourself and put your safety first. Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or threatened in any way, go someplace safe.

Ask Yourself:

Do you lose your temper easily and quickly? Do small things set you off such as getting stuck in traffic, children running around the house or spilling your morning coffee? Do you have a low tolerance for frustration? Is it difficult for you to take things in stride?

Do you show inconsistent behavior that is intimidating to others? Is your behavior so unpredictable that one minute you’re feeling good -- and the next you become explosive?

Are family and friends afraid of you? Do they often tell you to calm down? Do people "walk on egg shells" around you? Do they avoid giving you bad news for fear of your reaction?

Have you hurt people close to you because of your anger? Have you lost friends, family or perhaps even your job? Do people distance themselves from being close to you?

Have you tried to control your anger, but failed? Are you not able to control how you react to things, even though you have tried several different approaches?

Do you find yourself explaining or justifying your aggressive behavior to others? Do you blame others for enticing you or provoking you to express anger?

Is it difficult to express yourself without cursing, swearing and blaming? Is your communication with others often offensive and vulgar? Are you defensive and usually believe the problem "isn’t me, it’s you"?

Does anger cause you to become destructive? Do you frequently break things or become violent towards others? Do you pound on the table, punch a door or throw things to make a point? Have you hit, bit, pushed or forcibly held your partner because of your rage?

Does your anger spiral out of control? Once you get angry, is it difficult for you to de-escalate? Does it seem to take over and take a while before you are able to settle down?

Do you have difficulties with authority figures? Do you dislike people telling you what to do and often get into confrontations? Do you purposefully refuse to complete assignments or follow directions, as a sign of rebellion?

Do you frequently argue at home? Is it difficult for you to have a conversation without getting angry? Do you get upset when others disagree with you? Do you believe others have the power to make you feel stupid or inadequate?

Is your body language intense? This can readily be seen in your clenched fists, your tightened jaw and your glaring stare.

These are all signs of anger management issues which are addressed by the content in the OnlineParentingPrograms Anger Management Course. If you answered YES to several of the questions above, this program will provide new insights, strategies and tips for controlling anger and other harmful emotions. You can learn how to respond more effectively to life challenges, especially co-parenting issues following a divorce or separation. The 8-hour Anger Management Course will show you how.

About the Class

Things in life may seem out of your control. Unfortunately, the decisions you make now could cost you more than just money. Not meeting the court mandated requirement to complete your parenting class, could mean you lose visitation or custody with your children. With the traveling involved in attending a classroom parenting course, it is understandable that some parents choose to face the penalty instead of fighting the courts.

To avoid this natural consequence, OnlineParentingPrograms.com helps thousands of divorced and separating parents through the certification process. By taking our certified online parenting classes, you'll gain peace of mind knowing that you are well on your way to successfully spending more time with your children.

About the Content

OnlineParentingPrograms.com offers certified Family Court Parenting Programs. Our online classes allow you to learn the same information online that you would learn in a traditional classroom for parenting - with the convenience of studying at home. There may be some minor differences between this class and your county specific program but the goal is to offer the same curriculum and material as you would get if you physically attended a parenting class.

The class is filled with instructional videos, illustrations and interesting facts. When you complete the last section of the class you will take a final exam. After passing the final exam, OnlineParentingPrograms.com will e-mail confirmation of class completion directly to you and written certification will be sent directly to you. Please contact us at 1-866-504-2883 if you have any questions, need further information or need help getting started we can also be reached via e-mail at info@onlineparentingprograms.com

About the Quizzes

You will take a short quiz after each parenting section. The online quizzes are designed to test your understanding of key points in each section that you have reviewed in preparation for the final exam. Each online quiz consists of a combination of true/false and multiple-choice questions. After correctly answering all of the questions, you can proceed to the next parenting section of the class. Quizzes are corrected for you real-time so you may adjust your error and move easily through the parenting classes.

About the Time

These online classes are self-paced and be taken at your leisure. The four, six and eight hour parenting classes may be worked on in sections. You have up to 30 days to complete each class (an extension may be offered upon request). Please Note: Although this parenting course is certified in counties throughout the country, you should check with your attorney or local family court facilitator to make sure an online course will fulfill your requirement for the mandatory parenting class. If not, they should be able to supply you with an approved list of providers in your area. You can also ask the family court in your county to review OnlineParentingPrograms.com to request certification approval in your county.

About the Final

When you have completed all of the sections you will take a final exam based on the material you have read. In order to pass the final exam, you must get at least 75% of the questions correct, depending on the requirements of your court. In the event you do not pass the final exam on your first attempt, you will have the opportunity to review the materials and re-take the exam until you are successful. No additional fees will be charged for the re-take. You must take the final exam in one sitting or your test will be reset.

When you pass the final exam, we will notify you immediately via e-mail and attach an unofficial certificate . Depending upon the requirement of your court, we will mail your certificate of completion either to you or directly to your local court.

About the Certificates

We will send your certificate of completion either to you or to the court presiding over your case. Where we send your certificate depends on the requirements of your court. You may verify your court's requirements by clicking the "County" link, select your County and court and read the section marked "Certificate Delivery". At the completion of your online parenting class you may elect to up-grade your shipping for faster delivery. Replacement certificates are $10 for a paper copy mailed via USPS, and $5 for an email copy. You may order a duplicate certificate by contacting us by the phone or email. A representative will take your credit card info and go over your delivery options.

About the Languages

OnlineParentingPrograms.com understands English may not be the first language of all of its customers. Therefore, we offer the class in Spanish. We also offer the course in a workbook form that can be emailed in a pdf. format. Additional languages are coming shortly.