The litigants in a child custody or visitation dispute are required to attend the FOCUS ON THE KIDS class before a custody order is entered. Two 2-hour sessions administered through McHenry County College, Call (815) 479-7591 or go to http://www.mchenry.edu/focusonkids/pcd.pdf) and taught by an attorney or mental health professional. [Note: Mom and Dad are not allowed to attend the same sessions together, for obvious reasons.] This class is not designed to teach them how to be good parents, but rather to remind them of the harmful things which parents often do to their children during and after a break-up. Before they attend the class, however, I usually get on my soapbox and gratuitously inundate my clients with some important thoughts.