What We Do

Families First provides parenting workshop series exclusively to clients of our partner organizations: schools, early education centers, and social service organizations around the Greater Boston and Brockton area. 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 support each year. To help our school partners engage and support families, we provide our FUSE capacity-building services.

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Parenting Tips

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Access hundreds of research-based, field-tested parenting tips:

  • Think of ways that all members of the family can share responsibilities.
  • Find ways for children to make a meaningful contribution. Give children responsibilities around the house that seem reasonable for their age, ability, and personality. Help them be successful in completing what they start without taking over.
  • Avoid doing for children what they can do for themselves. Take the time to teach your children the skills they need so they can do tasks independently.

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