Our Family Nurturing Programs are designed for parents and children to experience together. Family members learn how to build their nurturing skills and understanding of healthy development, appropriate expectations, and discipline with dignity.
Parents meet in a Parent Group, and children meet in their own age-specific groups, with time in the program for everyone to gather together for a meal and Family Nurturing Time, including games, songs, and other fun activities.
For both parents and children, a focus is placed on learning to how to own and express feelings and to control anger. Families are asked to create family rules, develop effective communication skills, and discover engaging and fun ways to spend more time together.
Older children learn the value of negotiation and compromise and how to make good social choices as they achieve greater autonomy and independence. Both parents and children are supported in developing their own sense of self-worth and in recognizing the importance of creating a nurturing environment at home.
Childcare is offered for the youngest members, and transportation is available for families who need it. Programs require registration in advance and a commitment to attend for the entire program. Programs typically run for 2.5 hours weekly for 15 weeks, in either a fall or spring session.
Our Training Team has also trained and mentored staff from agencies in other communities to spread Nurturing Programs across Boston and Massachusetts. To find Nurturing Programs offered by FNC, please refer to our Nurturing Program Calendar.
For more information or for help in locating a Nurturing Program outside of Boston, contact Sue Parker: 617-474-1143 x236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.