Thursday, October 25, 2007
Washington (ANI): Britney Spears began her first Parenting Without Conflict session at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Oct 24, a source close to the singer has revealed. According to reports, Spears" former husband, Kevin Federline, was also present at the hotel, as the program strongly urges that both parents take the course together, but it is not mandatory.
"She's not nervous, she's actually looking forward to it," People quoted the source, as saying. The six week program teaches cooperative parenting and communication skills, and is one of several requirements that L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon ordered Britney to complete.
"Instead of saying 'You're always bringing the kids home late because you're an insensitive jerk." We teach parents instead to say 'When you bring the kids home late, I feel like you're not valuing my time, and I feel hurt or angry as a result,"" Craig Ogulnick, a supervisor for the program, said. Both Kevin and Britney are required in court on Oct 26 for a progress review, and must have completed at least three joint co-parenting counseling sessions together, the source said.
Besides, the 'Toxic" singer is also required to complete three individual counseling sessions "to address parenting issues." Currently Federline retains physical custody of sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.