Children and Divorce: A Seminar for Divorcing Parents

Divorce is traumatic and involves painful changes for all the members of a family. This four-hour educational class for divorcing parents focuses on the needs of children at this crucial time. The seminar is designed to meet the guidelines of the Tennessee Parenting Plan Law. The program must be completed within 90 days of filing for your divorce.


  • Feelings created by the divorce
  • Characteristic reactions of the children
  • Developmental stages and needs of children
  • Communication techniques that work (Do's and Don'ts)
  • Coping skills for children
  • Resources in the community

The seminar is based on a nationally known program that has been used in a number of other states. The presentation includes lecture, discussion, and videotapes. Participation in discussion is strictly voluntary. Divorcing couples may prefer to attend separate sessions.

Parenting Skills Institute – Who We Are:

Parenting Skills Institute is a group of licensed professionals in the fields of counseling, social work, and education of youngsters. The Institute is committed to improving the quality of lives of children.

The four-hour seminar is offered both in daytime and evening sessions. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion and their attendance will be reported to the court.

Our staff includes Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Educators, and Mediators.

Why Us?

  • We have a qualified professional staff and have been court approved since 2001.
  • We use an innovative, creative and interesting program.
  • More than 96% of our participants say our class is informative and entertaining.
  • Our class has been voted the best by thousands of participants.
  • Your clients will thank you!

What People Are Saying...

"Entertaining and informative" – Amber M.

"This class is the best. Keep up the good work!" – Jenny G.

"Fun! Informative! Moved fast!!" – Clint S.

"This class and its presenters were awesome. Great class!" – Robert C.

"This class blessed me and helped me to look at things differently." – Tamika J.

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Tennessee state mandated seminars for divorcing parents

Attend a Class


East Nashville Parenting Class
Inglewood Baptist Church, Room 110
3901 Gallatin Rd.
Nashville, TN 37216

Gallatin Parenting Class
First Presbyterian Church
167 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066

Hendersonville Parenting Class
Center Point General Baptist Church
1002 Center Point Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Hillsboro-Nashville Parenting Class
Belmont United Methodist Church
(corner of Hillsboro Rd. and Acklen Ave.)
2007 Acklen Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Nashville-Brentwood Parenting Class
Forest Hills United Methodist Church
1250 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I bring to class?
  1. pen or pencil
  2. docket number
  3. bring a drink and snack if you like
  4. $50 cash or a blank money order made to Dr. Virginia Taylor.

Q: How will the court know that I attended the class?
A: A report and the original certificate will be sent to the clerk and master of the county in which you filed.

Q: How do I get my docket number?
A: Call your attorney.

Q: Should I come to the class even if I don't have my docket number?
A: yes