Nurturing Parenting for Families
Ask anyone who has had kids and they’ll tell you, “raising children is the most difficult, yet most important job you will ever have.” They describe parenting as challenging, rewarding, frustrating, exciting, exhausting, and some days, laugh-out-loud hilarious. Count on it!
How can something so fulfilling,
be utterly exhausting at the same time?
Good parenting is a skill and just like
other skills, it can be learned through
parenting education programs.
Nurturing Parenting for Families is an evidenced-based parenting education program designed to equip parents and other caregivers with the knowledge, strategies and skills necessary to promote the growth of emotionally healthy children.
The goal of parenting education is to educate and help support parents of very young, school-aged children and teens create a successful foundation for lifestyle patterns of behavior. Programs can also be customized for guardians and foster parents.
The long term goals:
Prevent recidivism in families who have been court-ordered to social services programs.
Stop the inter-generational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.
Family Development Resources, Inc
Nurturing Parenting emphasizes the importance of:
Recognizing ages and stages of growth and development for infants to teens
Building self-worth in children of all ages
Praising good behavior and setting limits
Understanding and developing values and rules
Enhancing positive brain development
Applying alternative discipline strategies
Communicating with respect
Using positive coping strategies for stress and anger