The Parents Forever™ online course is available for parents and other caregivers of children who are experiencing divorce, separation, or changes in custody. Parents who attend a Parents Forever™ course learn valuable skills and tools that will help to reduce the effects of the family transition on themselves and their children. Parents Forever™ meets all 25 minimum standards required by Minnesota Statute 518.157 for Minnesota court-ordered education. The course will take a minimum of 8 hours to complete. Upon course completion, you will receive a certificate.

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After participating in this course, parents will be able to:

  • Understand the background and basis for the Parents Forever™ course.
  • Explain the outline of the course and how it will be delivered.
  • Describe topics and concepts they will learn in the course.
  • Describe thoughts and feelings associated with the family transition process.
  • Examine the links between self-care and life skills needed during and after the family transition.
  • Analyze how personal needs and wants affect goals and create an action plan to improve self-care for the future.
  • Recognize how the stages of child development influence children’s journey through the family transition.
  • Identify characteristics of parent-child relationships that improve child well-being.
  • Apply knowledge and identify skills that will lead to improved parent-child relationships.
  • Reflect on the nature of their co-parenting relationships.
  • Apply the communication and conflict management skills necessary for an effective co-parenting relationship.
  • Recognize that a parenting plan is an effective tool to prepare for positive co-parenting.
  • Describe how self-care, parent-child relationships, and co-parenting relationships work together to improve family well-being.


Parents who took the course have said:

  • “I feel so proud that Minnesota offers this course. I found it extremely well-done and thorough. I wish all states provided this as an option.” — Online course participant
  • “This course has taught me new ways of dealing with conflict and reminded me my son is the IMPORTANT factor, and to always remember that.” — Online course participant


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Parents Forever 8-Hour Online Course for Parents
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You can access the online course 24/7 and complete it as your schedule allows. If you have any questions while completing the course, you can check out our Online Course Technical FAQs



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