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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

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

  • Think of ways that all members of the family can share responsibilities.
     
  • Find ways for children to make a meaningful contribution. Give children responsibilities around the house that seem reasonable for their age, ability, and personality. Help them be successful in completing what they start without taking over.
     
  • Avoid doing for children what they can do for themselves. Take the time to teach your children the skills they need so they can do tasks independently.

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