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.

  • Communicate expectations that are high, but realistic.
  • Be Brief: A good rule of thumb is to state what is most important in the first sentence. If you use a paragraph to say something, try a sentence instead.
  • Analyze your attitudes and expectations for yourself, your spouse or other adults, and your children. Adjust these when they are unrealistic.

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