We love our kids, but parenting was very stressful                   I was so angry when the judge ordered me to take parenting 

until we took your class.  We are happier and so                      classes. I thought it was going to be a big waste of time.

are our kids! Thank you!             -Mary and Chris                   Instead, it was a very relaxed class and I was able to learn so

                                                                                                             much. I don't regret it at all.       -Larry

​Thanks to Heidi and her workshop format, I could                                                                 

complete my court-ordered parenting class in time.                If it weren't for the Saturday class, I would have never been

Not only that, but I learned SO MUCH!! I don't know                 able to afford the missed work, travel time AND getting

what I would've done without her.                                            I  child care for my kids. My mom watched the kids for the

Thanks Happy Heart Parenting!        -Leigha                            day and I got my certificate. Heidi even FAX'd one to my 
                                                                                                attorney so I wouldn't have to worry about it. What a hassle- I never felt much confidence in my parenting skills,                 free class that was - and very helpful, too.   -Marjorie

and when I had my second child it only got worse.                                                                                                          

Now I feel like I am in control, and my kids are even 

listening to me! It makes life so much better.  -Lilly        

Parenting OR Co-Parenting Class(es)

8-Hours - $260

Parenting & Co-Parenting classes

Happy Heart Foundation, Inc.

We love our parents

and what they have to say!

Replacement Certificate for ANY class - $12

About Us

My Philosophy  

I believe that all children deserve love, attention, and nurturing. I believe that a safe environment and consistent parenting allows children to grow, learn, feel confident, and be happy. Parents are the most important teachers and role models a child will ever have. 

Parenting can be a wonderful but sometimes challenging job. There are tons of books out there, but where do you start? This Court-Approved Parenting Class will give you all of the tools necessary to help you to be the best parent and co-parent ever! 



Our mission is to:

* Provide convenient co-parenting and parenting classes.    

* Satisfy your court-order quickly and easily. 

* Teach you ways to successfully communicate with the other parent.
* Give you an easy-to-learn new approach to parenting.

* Help you to raise happy, cooperative, responsible children.


About Me   

My name is Heidi McLain. I am the owner and facilitator of Happy Heart Parenting. It is my absolute joy to teach classes and not only make them interesting and informative, but relaxed and FUN!  

I have a PhD in Counseling and am an independent consultant for child custody mediation, and on the Family Court list of Approved Providers for parenting and co-parenting classes in San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties, helping families throughout the counties. 

I have five children of my own: Boy-girl twins age 31, a 28 year-old son, 24 year old daughter, a 15 year-old daughter, a 4 year old granddaughter, and 2 year old grandson!

​​Dr. Heidi McLain, PhD

 Parenting OR Co-Parenting Class(es)

6-Hours - $195

Thank you for choosing Happy Heart Parenting classes! The classes are Court-Approved and unlike many other classes available, are given in an all-in-one Saturday "workshop" format, where after just one Saturday, you will leave with your 'Certificate of Completion' required by the court, AND a whole bunch of great communication and parenting skills! 

We recognize that you often have a busy and difficult schedule, and understand the importance of work, and the stress and demands placed on parents. We strive to make it easier on parents by offering the workshop format. It also cuts costs compared to going to weekly classes in that you save on childcare, driving time, missed work and gasoline!  

Our workshop's provide you the parent (and step-parent's/significant other's, too!) the opportunity to build on existing parenting abilities, further develop skills to improve interactions and strengthen the relationship with your children, and tools and skills to effectively communicate with the other parent. Curriculum is thorough and intense and is designed to help enhance overall parenting skills, develop assertiveness skills and gain support from other parents. 

CLASS DATES:   We hold classes often in order that you can get your certificate right away! All classes are held in Escondido, with the exact location given after registration is complete. Call or text for upcoming class dates, or if you have a special circumstances and need private classes, or a class on a different day. 760-715-0550. 
TIME:  All classes begin PROMPTLY at 8:00AM and end at 2:30PM.
TUITION: (Out the door, including certificate)       
                   $195 -  **6 hour Certification -- most common!                 
                   $260 - 8 hour Certification                        
                   $350 - 12 hour Certification                    
    ** If your court-ordered class did not specify the number of hours, the standard class is 6 hours. 
      * All certificates are numbered and can be sent directly to the attorney by request.  
      * New spouses, partners, grandparents or significant other's (who do not need a certificate) may attend with an participant for $60. 
      * Participants may not attend on the same date if there is a restraining order in place.
      * Replacement certificates are available for $12.  

METHODS OF PAYMENT: Pay using the below PayPal link (Even if you don't have an account-) which accepts: M/C, Visa, Discover, Am Express, and Bank ATM cards, OR, call 760-715-0550 to pay over the phone using your debit card. 

DISCOUNTS: Please note: Prices above already reflect a $25 discount for having your application fully completed before the class begins. 

REFUNDS: If you register for a class and pre-pay but do not attend the class, a full refund is available for (30) days from the time of your registration.  After the 30 day period, you may, at no charge, schedule to attend another class, but there will be no refunds. If you pay for your class and leave early, there are NO refunds, but you may make up the portion missed at an upcoming class at no charge.


Dr. Heidi McLain, Facilitator, Happy Heart Parenting

 HeidiHappyHeart@gmail.com    (760) 715-0550