Parenting Classes

The Relatives offers monthly classes on "Parenting Challenging Youth" based on the Love & Logic parenting model.

Classes are free and begin every other month. Classes are held at the shelter at 1100 East Boulevard.

Reservations are required. To reserve a spot in an upcoming class call The Relatives at 704.377.0602.

The Love and Logic model is a 30-year-old philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences.

Classes are for parents with children of any age and the techniques are simple and easy to learn.

For more on Love and Logic parenting, visit the Love and Logic Institute.

The Relatives began partnering with National Safe Place in 1988 to create a local network of businesses, public resources, churches, schools, and transportation services, who were willing to post Safe Place signs throughout our community to identify themselves as a place to get help for kids in crisis. Any child or teen can ask for help at these locations and be connected to The Relatives Crisis Center free of charge. Our Safe Place program allows The Relatives to expand its reach to more youth in the community and allow businesses to help this on going effort.