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Education for Parents

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.
- Psalm 127:3

Parenting Support

And, as parents, it's our job to do all that we can to make sure they are safe, loved and handled with care from conception, through the teen years and into adulthood. Join us at Alternatives for classes that will enrich your parenting experience and enhance your skills for life.

Parenting Class Offerings

Parenting for Life (PFL):  12 Week Course

This course is 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. An 8-week evening course is available at some locations.

Building Family Connections (BFC):  10 Hour Workshop/Course

This course is designed to increase communication between parents and their teens regarding sexual health, resulting in a delay in the age of sexual debut.

Turn Down the Volume (TDTV): Workshops

Offered community-wide, these educational workshops for parents cover a variety of topics. Titles include: Great Parenting, Understanding Child Development, Effective Communication, and Discipline for Children. Please contact the Educational Outreach Department for a complete list of topics or to schedule a workshop for your organization.

Upcoming Classes

Parenting for Life - Battle Creek


FALL session starts THURSDAY, Sept 13, 2018
6-8 pm , 8 weeks
Enrollment CLOSED

For more information: 

Call 269-288-2890 or Email

Parenting for Life - Kalamazoo


FALL session starts TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018
6-8 pm, 8 weeks

Enrollment CLOSED

For more information: 

Call 269-345-1740 or Email

*Please note: Being added to a waiting list does not guarantee class enrollment.  
If space becomes available, Alternatives will notify wait-listed persons based upon date/time of entry.

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