How We Make An Impact

Families First provides parenting workshop series to clients of our 90+ partners: schools, childcare providers, and social service organizations around eastern Massachusetts. 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 reach each year. To help our partners engage and support families, we provide professional training and technical assistance.

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Parenting Tips

Salem Mom and Daughter

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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