The Kids First Center is a safe place for moms and dads to learn how to peacefully co-parent and how to keep children from the middle of adult disputes. Raising healthy, happy, and well-adjusted children is possible even when parents are not together.
Through educational programming for parents, children, and allies, the Kids First Center strives to support families during difficult transitions and teach resilience skills that last a lifetime.
The Kids First Center is building a community of parents, caregivers, and allies who practice and support effective co-parenting to alleviate childhood suffering. Since bringing programs online in 2020, the community grows -- one program, one parent, one child, and one new location at a time.
Exposure to parental conflict results in childhood suffering. The stress, anxiety, and trauma children experience impacts their health and happiness. It impacts their futures. But this outcome is not inevitable. Teaching co-parenting skills to decrease conflict increases a child’s resilience and overall happiness and health.
Help Kids First create positive childhood experiences. Your donation to the Kids First Center will help end the harmful and lifelong impact of parental conflict on kids. Thank you for supporting children and families everywhere.
Successful co-parenting is a journey and doesn't happen overnight. Kids First Center's comprehensive co-parenting classes can help parents the skills they need to be great co-parents for their kids.
In coparenting, taking time to pause to listen, reflect and observe can helps put situations in perspective and give parents a chance to recalibrate events.
Our First Step program has been reviewed and fine-tuned for today's parents who use technology to communicate. Our class is now virtual.
“I learned how important our behavior (verbal and non-verbal) is, and how it impacts our children. How I can rise above all issues, and just focus on my babies.”
“What I learned was that the best thing I can do for my kids is to say something good about their other parent!”
“I appreciated the focus on how many different relationships my/our kids are dealing with.”
“I learned I am in control of my behavior; I can’t control my co-parent!”
“I received validation; it helped to know that I’m not alone. I appreciated the section on preparing for court – that is coming up soon and I am scared.”