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.

  • Be curious, not furious.
  • Delay gratification. Teaching children how to wait for what they want is so important in a society where everything can change at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse.
  • The key to effective limit setting is that the parent feels strongly enough about the matter that the child knows there is no ambivalence. It helps to keep rules few, firm, and fair.

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