Co-Parenting Education

Over 16,000 children experience their parents’ divorce in Wisconsin each year. Many other children experience the separation of their never-married parents. This is an extremely stressful time for parents and children alike, and often leads to serious problems for the children.

But it doesn’t have to. Research has identified the specific skills that parents need to learn, to make co-parenting successful. Research has also confirmed that co-parenting classes, like the ones that UW-Extension offers, can be very effective at helping families weather this period in good shape.

While the divorce or separation of parents is a hard time, it is also a sensitive period in which the co-parents are establishing a new relationship, and in which each hour of our instruction can have a much larger impact than usual. In that sense, this is a strategic Extension program: targeted to an exact point in the lifespan when people can learn and change rapidly, and delivering a proven program that makes a tangible difference in lives.

Co-Parenting classes will be offered via live Zoom Video Conference Parents must register in advance, have access to the internet, a camera and microphone.  Offered monthly in Ashland and Bayfield Counties for divorcing parents and others involved in co-parenting situations.  Explore healthy strategies for parenting between two households and keeping kids out of the middle of parent conflicts.

Online registration and fees must be submitted 5 business days before class. Registration Fee is $20. Please contact the Ashland & Bayfield Extension Offices to discuss payment methods.

Upcoming Classes

Thursday, January 5, 2023 ~ 9 am to Noon ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm ~ (IP) In-Person

Monday, April 24, 2023 ~ 5 pm to 8 pm ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm ~ (IP) In-Person

Tuesday, June 27, 2023~ 9 am to Noon ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm ~ (V) Virtual viz Zoom

Monday, September 11, 2023 ~ 5 pm to 8 pm ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

Thursday, October 19, 2023 ~ 1 pm to 4 pm ~ (IP) In-Person

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 ~ 5 pm to 8 pm ~ (V) Virtual via Zoom

*An internet connection, webcam, microphone and active participation are required to certify course completion.

Note: If none of these times will work for you, contact us to discuss alternate options.


If you are unable to take the class online, contact us and if possible, we will make accommodations for you to take the class in person.

If you have questions or are having difficulty registering or need to make other arrangements,

please contact the following Extension Educators: or 715-395-1426  (Bayfield County) or or 715-682-7017 (Ashland County).

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