Course description

The decision to end a marriage is undoubtedly one of the most challenging life events and the stakes feel even higher when there are children in the family. But the good news is that with your love and support, your kids can adapt to the changes in your family and develop into resilient, happy and healthy little people.

The Parental Compass is a simple guide to help start the conversation with children about the things they see or do. If you haven’t taken our "Raising Resilient Kids: Intro to the Parental Compass" course, we suggest you do so to get a better understanding of how it works.

The Compass gives you a core, down to earth parenting approach and the confidence to manage and mediate the impact of a separation or divorce. It can also help guide you as you move forward as co-parents in your family’s new structure.

Please note this course is focused on situations where custody has been agreed upon and the parents will co-parent together. In situations where custody is in dispute, we recommend the involvement of a mediator, lawyer and/or counselor as appropriate.



Dr. Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts

Child Psychologist

Dr. Jillian Roberts has been working with children for more than twenty years, first as a primary schoolteacher, then as a child psychologist and an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Victoria. She is the author of the critically acclaimed “Just Enough” book series for children and the creator of the “Key Facts of Life” app. She has also published numerous scholarly articles and given presentations on educational and health psychology around the world. Jillian is also a wife and mother of three children.

Course Contents

10 Videos

7 PDFs