How Your Support Helps

By supporting Families First, you provide parents with workshop series that teach them to communicate better with their kids, to discipline in positive ways, and to build kids’ self-esteem. Even in poverty, kids thrive when they can count on a nurturing parent.

Secure and nurturing parent-child relationships are the foundation of every child’s well-being and future success. When you invest in Families First, you help children by building the skills and confidence of their parents.

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Parenting Tips

Salem Mom and Daughter

Access hundreds of research-based, field-tested parenting tips.

  • Give an A for effort: Praise attitude. If your child doesn't do well the next time, (s)he will be more likely to attribute the problem to a lack of effort rather than a lack of ability.
  • More important than the words we say is the attitude we convey. When children know they have our attention, that what they feel and say is important to us, they feel supported.
  • Notice improvement: It is important to let your child know when you notice them performing tasks independently or developing new skills.

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