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.

  • 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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