Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects in a woman or man’s life happens when they become a parent. This challenge coupled with the everyday stresses of school, work and money can lead to stresses in parenting. Enter Family CT’s Nurturing Families Network program, (NFN). This curriculum-based early childhood parent education and family support program is designed for families from pregnancy through kindergarten to give parents the information and support they need to help their children develop optimally during the early years of life.
Parents who participate in NFN build upon their strengths with the realization that there is no “one-way” to parent: each family is individual and their successes are built upon recognizing their strengths as a family.
An important aspect of the NFN program is the involvement of the dad in building a secure parent-child attachment, from playing to caregiving. The bond that the dad develops meets the needs of the baby and strengthens the family unit.