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.

  • If you always protect your children from hurt or defeat, they will never learn to cope on their own. Even if your first impulse is to rush in and solve a problem, try to hold back.
     
  • Whenever possible, let children handle problems, including squabbles with siblings, without your help. When intervention is necessary, help children to brainstorm possible solutions to the problem, evaluate options, and then decide which one they want to try.
     
  • The goal is to give children support so they can discover solutions themselves. Resist the temptation to rescue, explain, or make it better instantly.

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