Welcome to the co-parenting institute

Navigate beyond conflict towards a positive future.

Navigate beyond conflict towards a positive future.

Discover a holistic approach to successful co-parenting and create a nurturing, conflict-free environment for your children.

Reducing conflict for co-parents

Navigate Co-Parenting Successfully with our Flagship Program 'Turning Point'

‘Turning Point’ is a 6-week transformative online course that distills the expertise of Australian psychological and mediation professionals, who have helped thousands of separated families in situations like yours, move forward.

It delves beyond mere communication techniques, emphasizing the critical role of emotional well-being and conflict resolution in shaping your children’s future. This course equips you with not only the ‘how’ but the ‘why’—underpinning strategies with research to foster informed, compassionate parenting.

Amidst the journey from separation towards healing, ‘Turning Point’ stands as your guide to self-care and steering a path forward for your family.

Who will benefit by participating in 'Turning Point'?

  • Divorced or separated parents

  • Struggling Co-parents

  • Busy single parents

  • FIFO & shift workers

  • Co-parents in high conflict

  • Co-parents who want to educate themselves to get the best outcome for their kids

  • Co-parents who want their children to thrive

  • People who like simple practical solutions

Education

‘Turning Point’ equips you with targeted strategies for conflict resolution, negotiation and better communication. You’ll learn to navigate and understand the legal system and options for conflict resolution, so you can make informed decisions, fostering a clear path forward.

Wellbeing

During the course you will be focusing on self-care, so you can be the best parent you can be and creating a happier pathway forward, ‘Turning Point’ provides practical tools for emotional resilience, helping you and your children thrive during and beyond your separation.

Support

Benefit from personalised weekly support within the ‘Turning Point program’, providing direct access to experts with over 45 years of experience working with thousands of families in conflict. We will also provide you with extra resources to support you and your children.

Learn new skills, improve your peace-of-mind, and move forward with our 'Turning Point' course.

  • Comprehensive Conflict Resolution

    Acquire expert techniques to navigate and resolve high-tension situations, creating an environment for your children in which they can thrive and flourish.

  • Effective Communication Techniques

    Learn to convey your thoughts and needs clearly, and learn to set boundaries. This will help reduce misunderstandings and build constructive dialogue with your co-parent.

  • Emotional Support Strategies

    Gain insights into how to manage your emotions and provide support to your children, ensuring their well-being during transitions and changes.

  • Self-Care and Personal Growth

    Discover methods to prioritize your well-being and set goals for a happier, more fulfilled life post-separation.

  • Expert-Led Curriculum

    Benefit from the vast experience of respected professionals in Family Law and clinical settings, offering unique and balanced perspectives from decades of experience.

  • Structured Yet Flexible Schedule

    Engage with weekly modules on a set timeline, complemented by live sessions for real-time interaction, ensuring a comprehensive learning framework.

  • Exclusive Access to CoOperate App

    Enjoy 6 months of free access to our co-parenting app, designed to streamline safe communication and minimize conflict.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Achieve a tangible acknowledgment of your commitment to improving co-parenting dynamics with a certificate awarded at the course's conclusion.

What results can you expect from completing 'Turning Point'?

Course participants can expect to learn simple and effective techniques to reduce conflict with their ex-partner. You will be guided through a gentle and respectful program that recognises you are going through one of the most difficult times of your life and will assist you with the tools required to take care of yourself and create a vision for a positive future.

You will also gain an understanding of the different ways to navigate the technical side of a separation i.e. Court processes, mediation,  and collaborative practice. You’ll gain an understanding of the research that has shown how you can minimise negative outcomes for your children and promote healing.

At the end of the 6-week program, you will have a road map to guide you through your situation.

Participants will also have access to a carefully compiled list of resources to assist their children.

Success Stories

Feedback from our clients.

Read below the transformative journeys of individuals who have navigated their paths from difficult situations to effective, simplified situations. 

The skills and tools that I learned from participating in the workshop had an immediate impact on my personal life. Instead of avoiding conflict, I was able to turn around a very explosive situation and as a result, have a stronger relationship.

D.Palmer

Client

Thank you for a really informative and empowering session. You established a safe and open environment which allowed people to be open and vulnerable. The content was highly engaging and applicable to all areas… Thank you!

Anonymous

Client

It was unbelievable I was able to resolve the problem by applying every single thing you taught me on the same day. I used all that knowledge to drive the conversation and get the best possible outcome

M. De Leon

Client

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Simplifying co-parenting with the 'CoOperate' App

Introducing the CoOperate App, your comprehensive toolkit for seamless co-parenting at your fingertips.

Developed by an Australian Psychologist and an expert Family Mediator, CoOperate has a user-friendly interface that simplifies communication between co-parents, enabling you to effortlessly manage a shared calendar, track expenses, manage legal documents, and child support requirements — all within a single, streamlined platform.

Say goodbye to the confusion and anxiety of juggling conversations across multiple channels. With CoOperate, you’ll enjoy a unified space for all your co-parenting needs, fostering a peaceful, organised, and secure environment that saves time, money and minimises conflict.

Discover the ease and clarity CoOperate brings to your co-parenting journey, available on both Apple and Android.

Save time, Stay Organised, and Reduce Conflict

An app designed to minimise conflict and support safe and secure communication.

Download CoOperate today and subscribe for just $9.99 per month – no minimum period. Less than the cost of two coffees per month.

  • Calendar Scheduling & Negotiation

    Streamline co-parenting schedules with our drama-free shared calendar. Easily manage custody days, add special events, and discuss changes or propose holidays directly through the app, bypassing the hassle of endless emails.

  • Responsible Messaging

    Reduce miscommunication with a secure messaging system where all conversations are preserved intact, ensuring messages are unalterable, non-deletable, and come with read receipts for clarity and accountability.

  • Parenting Report

    Gain insights into your co-parenting dynamics with monthly reports. Track parenting time, document interactions, and message responsiveness, helping you stay informed and proactive in your co-parenting role.

  • File Vault

    Organize and store essential co-parenting documents and memories in one place. Upload photos, screenshots, and PDFs to keep a shared record that's accessible and transparent for both parents.

  • GPS Check-Ins

    Verify your presence at custody exchanges with GPS-verified check-ins. This feature ensures accuracy and integrity in handover logs, offering peace of mind without the possibility of manipulation.

  • Expense Tracking

    Manage shared parenting expenses with ease. Both parents can add, categorize, and oversee expenditures, with the option to attach notes, images, and receipts for comprehensive record-keeping and transparency.

  • Export Records

    Effortlessly compile and export your co-parenting records into a date-stamped PDF. Ideal for child support assessment and legal documentation. This feature saves time, energy, and potentially legal fees.

  • Private Journal

    Keep a personal record of your co-parenting journey with a private journal. Attach notes, photos, and screenshots for your eyes only, providing a space for reflection and personal growth.

Our Values

Driven by values, growing by Impact.

Our approach is holistic, addressing the emotional, psychological, and practical aspects of co-parenting. ‘Turning Point’ and ‘CoOperate’ are just the beginning – they represent our ongoing dedication to expanding support and resources for families navigating challenges within the co-parenting journey.

  • Compassion

    We do not judge, every situation is different and unique. Things happen and we are here to help you move forward with compassion.

  • Integrity

    WIthout integrity nothing works. We will only provide a product that we genuinely believe will help you.

  • Innovation

    Research changes, the world changes and we find it important to not only stay up to date but to innovate. We will keep updating our services accordingly.

  • Collaboration

    Collaboration is the process of working together with others to achieve a common goal or shared objective. We want to work with you to help you build a happy future.

  • Empowerment

    it is your life and you need to feel empowered to make decisions, work with your ex and create a great future for you and your kids. It is a huge honour for us to be able to be part of that journey.

Let's create a positive change in your co-parenting

6-Week 'Turning Point' Program Options

Join our next 6-week ‘Turning Point’ course intake and equip yourself with targeted strategies for conflict resolution, negotiation, and better communication. You’ll learn to navigate and understand the legal system and options for conflict resolution, so you can make informed decisions, fostering a clear path forward.

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Flexibility

Every family’s journey is unique, and so are their financial situations. To accommodate this diversity, we offer flexible ‘Turning Point’ pricing options, tailored to fit your needs, enabling you to get started.

Accessibilty

Whether you’re a co-parent seeking direct enrolment or a professional looking to provide resources to your clients, our structured plans are designed to ensure ‘Turning Point’ is accessible to everyone.

Viability

Embrace ‘Turning Point’ as a viable solution to co-parenting challenges. Its comprehensive approach provides the strategies and support needed to transform conflict into cooperation, ensuring a smoother journey for all.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ section is designed to provide you with detailed insights into our ‘Turning Point’ program, covering everything from course content and structure to enrolment and support.

Turning Point’ is an online program designed  to assist separated parents to navigate through the challenges of co-parenting. It helps by teaching effective communication, conflict resolution, and emotional support strategies, fostering a better environment for your children. By the end of the 6 week course, you will have learnt targeted strategies to assist you to defuse difficult situations, manage your own emotions, and support your children through the challenges of parental separation.

Our course is ideal for divorced or separated parents facing co-parenting challenges. If you are newly separated and struggling to navigate a healthy path forward for you and your children, Turning Point will help. If you are the type of person who values practical, easy to follow strategies that will assist you and your children, Turning Point will provide these. If you are busy, working FIFO or live rurally, Turning Point will allow you access to up to date targeted assistance from respected professionals in the field of Family Law.

The course covers a wide range of topics including how to take care of yourself and tangible steps towards a new happier life,effective communication, managing emotions, conflict resolution, legal aspects of co-parenting, and strategies for supporting your children. 

Participants will receive an online module each week for 6 weeks, that can be completed at the participants own pace, in the privacy of their own home. These weekly modules will include a  workbook to allow reflection and assimilation of the content covered in the module. Each week has a quiz that must be completed and passed in order to complete the course and receive your Certificate of Completion.  Participants will also receive access to an online interactive session weekly with Sharyn and Lisanne, allowing them to ask questions and receive guidance directly from two highly experienced professionals in the field. A certification of completion will be awarded at the end of the six week course.

The Certificate of Completion will allow you to demonstrate both your participation and successful completion of ‘Turning Point.’

This can be shared with your ex-partner, legal professionals, therapists, and others in your support network.

Turning Point is unique in that it brings together access for parents to the extensive knowledge of two very experienced practitioners from two  different professional backgrounds, hence providing a very balanced resource. Some of the strategies taught to parents in the Turning Point course have been developed and refined by Sharyn during her 30 plus years of experience working with families in a clinical setting, and are only available through this course. 

Turning Point’ stands out due to its comprehensive curriculum, expert-led sessions, and focus on practical, real-world application. It’s more than a co-parenting course. It’s an all encompassing guide and support for separated parents. You will learn practical conflict resolution strategies, ways to respond to hostile messaging, ways to support your children, assistance in how to take care of yourself and set goals for your new life. You will also receive access to our co-parent communication app CoOperate which will assist you to avoid conflict and communicate in a healthy manner with your ex.

Turning Point won’t just teach you how to communicate better with your ex, and how to reduce conflict. It will, most importantly, teach you why these skills are imperative if you wish to achieve good psychological and emotional outcomes for your children by providing an overview of the research and peer reviewed studies in this area. We believe when parents know better, they will parent better. After all, everyone wants what is best for their kids.

Turning Point will also provide separated parents with support and guidance on how to take care of themselves during the traumatic time following a relationship breakdown, and will show them how to move on to a happy new future. 

Participants can expect to learn simple and effective techniques to reduce conflict with their ex. Participants will be guided through a gentle and respectful program that recognises that they are going through one of the most difficult times of their life, and will assist them with the tools required to take care of themselves and create a vision for a positive future.  Participants will gain an understanding of the different ways to navigate the technical side of a separation ie Court processes, mediation,  and Collaborative practice. You will gain an understanding of the research that has shown how you can minimize negative outcomes for your children and promote healing. At the end of the 6 week program, you will have a road map through this situation. Participants will also have access to a carefully compiled list of resources to assist their child.

Yes, the ‘CoOperate’ app is a companion tool for the course, offering additional resources, communication tools, and a way of creating some separation to calm the communication with your ex-partner. It can be used by families that haven’t done the course, but we believe it will assist you so much that we provide 6 months free access to encourage participants to try it out themselves.

1,000's of families helped across Australia

About The Co-parenting Institute

At The Co-Parenting Institute, we provide a haven for parents navigating post-separation challenges.

It’s our mission to empower divorced and separated parents with effective co-parenting skills that foster a nurturing environment for their children, through education, support, and community engagement.

Sharyn Green-Arndt

FAMILY EXPERT

Sharyn is a family expert with over 30 years experience working with families navigating their way through relationship breakdowns and separations. She has extensive experience in the Family Court as a Court appointed therapist, and as such has vast experience working with high conflict situations. Sharyn has a passion for supporting families to not only survive separation, but come out the other side stronger and happier than ever.

Lisanne Iriks

Award winning conflict & mediation expert, coach, educator
Lisanne Iriks is a recognised  practitioner with a great reputation  in the field of conflict resolution, coaching, and education. Her career is marked by a commitment to fostering positive change and empowering individuals to reach their full potential and live lives without high conflict. Lisanne is committed to help people have more freedom, peace of mind and happiness.

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Insights & Resources

Explore our Articles and Insights section, a hub of knowledge for co-parents and professionals. Our blog features essential tips on emotional navigation and communication strategies, crafted to enhance your co-parenting journey with empowering, educational content.

Here's how we can help you...

Separation is difficult for most people. What is even more difficult is conflicting with your ex-partner. Conflict and working out how to move forward can be all-consuming.

We have developed a course and a co-parenting app based on our many years of experience helping co-parents who are struggling. We know firsthand what it is that you are dealing with from working with thousands of families.

We have developed a program called Turning Point and an app, CoOperate, to support you in having an easier and more effective co-parenting relationship that works for everyone. When you and your ex can work together your kids can thrive and you will experience peace of mind. You will be able to move forward and everyone can be happier.

  • Education

    Gain insights into resolving high-conflict situations with our research-backed strategies, understanding the family court system, and minimizing children's emotional distress.

  • Wellbeing

    Our 'Turning Point' program emphasizes self-care and emotional well-being, providing you with the tools to manage stress and foster personal growth during challenging times.

  • Support

    Receive unwavering support through every step of your journey from conflict to resolution, with access to resources that foster healing and growth.

  • Results

    Experience tangible outcomes in conflict reduction, improved communication, and personal healing, setting the foundation for a more positive future.

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