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:

  • 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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