Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. ~Psalm 127:3
And as parents, it's our job to do all that we can to make sure they are safe, loved and cared for from conception through the teen years and into adulthood. Join us here at Alternatives for classes that will enrich your parenting experience and enhance your skills for life.
MOTHERS IN TRAINING (MIT): 8 Week Course
Childbirth education course for expectant parents who are entering the third trimester of their pregnancy. Information includes labor and delivery, breast-feeding and infant care. Dads are welcome too!
PARENTING FOR LIFE (PFL): 12 Week Course
Course designed to increase parent-child connectedness by examining parenting styles, effective communication techniques and fundamental needs of children that must be provided in the home. A 7-week evening course is available at some locations.
BUILDING FAMILY CONNECTIONS (BFC): 10 Hour Workshop/Course
Course designed to increase communication between parents and their teens regarding reproductive health, resulting in a delay in the age of sexual debut.
IN THE KNOW (ITK): 2 Hour Pregnancy Orientation
Informational presentation designed for parents-to-be who are in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Topics include nutrition, healthy and unhealthy habits, physical and emotional changes, and warning signs.
TURN DOWN THE VOLUME (TDTV): 1 Day Seminar
This one-day workshop is a community educational event for parents to discuss effective discipline techniques and parenting styles.