What We Do
Families First provides parenting workshop series exclusively to clients of our partner organizations: schools, early education centers, and social service organizations around the Greater Boston and Brockton area. We target low-income parents, who have limited access to parenting resources.
Our workshops are affordable for organizations and free for the 1,500 parents we support each year. To help our school partners engage and support families, we provide our FUSE capacity-building services.
Access hundreds of research-based, field-tested parenting tips:
Encourage children to solve their own problems. Avoid the temptation to offer a quick solution yourself or to give unasked advice.
Assist with problem solving. Begin by having discussions that help children to describe a problem, and then think of possible solutions.
- Choose a quiet time to problem-solve. It’s more productive to pick a time when you and your child are less frustrated than during or immediately after a difficult interaction.
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