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.

  • Focus on one role and one activity at a time.
  • Give yourself enough time to shift from one role to another.
  • Review schedules and routines. Avoid too much structure and rigidity.
  • Make sure you do something for yourself and something for your adult relationships each week. Your needs are important. The best way to be a loving parent is to feel good about yourself and your life.

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