My Philosophy  

I believe that all children deserve love, attention, and nurturing - and 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 is wonderful, but can be complicated after a divorce. Whether you take our Parenting or Co-Parenting classes, you will be given all of the tools necessary to help you to be the best parent or co-parent ever! 

Co-Parenting Class(es)

6-Hours - $195

Happy Heart Foundation, Inc.

About Us



Our mission is to:

* Provide Court-approved, In-Person Co-Parenting & Parenting classes.
* Provide services in a timely manner that meet your busy 

       schedule and are convenient and affordable.
* Teach you ways to parent and co-parent, and successfully

       communicate -  even in a High-Conflict situation.
* Give you an easy to learn, new approach and skill-set for successful

        Parenting and Co-Parenting


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 Clinical Christian Counseling and am an independent consultant for child custody mediation, and on the Resource list of providers for parenting and co-parenting classes, helping many families throughout Southern California. 

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

​​Dr. Heidi McLain, PhD

Replacement Certificate for ANY class - $12

Parenting & Co-Parenting classes

We love our parents

and what they have to say!

 Parenting Class(es)

6-Hours - $195

Thank you for choosing Happy Heart Parenting and Co-Parenting classes!

 Curriculum is thorough and intense and is designed to:

  • Help enhance your overall skills
  • Improve communication and interactions with your child(ren) 
  • Promote peaceful co-parenting with your child's parent 
  • Increase assertiveness and confidence, while gaining support from other parents.

The classes are in-person and Court-approved and because we realize that parents 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 an all-in-one Saturday "workshop" format, where after just one Saturday, you will complete all six hours and leave on the same day with your 'Certificate of Completion' required by the court, AND a whole bunch of new skills!  Everyone loves the workshop format - and so will you! It cuts costs compared to going to weekly classes in that you save on childcare, driving time, missed work and gasoline - and also makes taking a class WITH your ex (-if you have been ordered to-) a great deal easier! 

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 circumstance 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: See details below and pay using Zelle, Venmo or the 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. 

REFUNDS: If you register for a class and pay the tuition 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.


 Pay your tuition online through Zelle, Venmo (@Heidi-McLain-3) or PayPal - even without an PayPal account -- Simply click

on the 'Buy Now' link below! Standard 6-Hour class PayPal payment links are below.

To request a payment link for a 8 or 12-Hour class, text 760-715-0550 during regular business hours. Thank you!



Dr. Heidi McLain, Facilitator, Happy Heart Parenting    (760) 715-0550   


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