The Nurturing Parenting program is family-centered to build and increase nurturing parenting skills. The program features activities to foster positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to promote positive brain development in children birth to 18 years.
Each session is led by a trained parent educator who provides tools that parents can adapt to their own family's needs. Groups include: Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (for ages 0-5), School-Age (for ages 6-12), and Adolescents (for ages 13-18). Both parents and children attend the sessions together but participate in separate groups.
The Nurturing Parenting Program is an evidence-based program designed to:
Increase cooperation and peace in the home
Promote positive concept/self-esteem
Build levels of empathy
Teach alternatives to hitting and yelling
Enhance family communication and awareness of needs
Promote healthy physical and emotional development
Teach appropriate role and developmental expectations.
Nurturing parenting sessions take place one time a week for approximately 16 weeks. Dinner is provided and there is no cost to attend.