Nurturing Program

People can benefit from help and support to become effective parents. In our constantly changing world, family structures are more diverse, with an increased number of single parents and stepfamilies. Parenting programs create opportunities for each parent to better meet the challenges of raising children. Another goal of the parenting program is to help adults learn to live with their children cooperatively in these new family systems.

Disciplining children solely by reward and punishment does not work. Democratic child-rearing methods are based on mutual respect and equality. Parents are coached to communicate and encourage their children.

Upcoming Classes

Goals of the group address issues important to developing a nurturing family:

  • To improve self-esteem;
  • To help individuals identify and express feelings constructively
  • To help participants learn and practice healthy coping skills
  • To encourage participants to utilize self-help groups and community resources when specific needs have been identified
  • To improve parenting skills


Parents and their children (birth - 5)
Parents and their children (school age)
Fathers and their children

Any family that wants to get along better,
communicate more and feel closer to each other.
This program is available to all families: two-
parent, single parent, adoptive and blended families.

Starts When:

**Light Dinner / Refreshments provided at programs***

REGISTRATION (Late registrations accepted)


Parent Name _________________________________ Phone _____________


*Sponsored by Middletown Schools, Title 1, Middlesex Hospital , Family Advocacy,
the Rushford Center and the Children's Trust Fund

Please call, email, or mail to
Donna Marino, Middletown Board of Education, 310 Hunting Hill Avenue, Middletown, CT 06457, FAX: 860-347-2112, EMAIL: [email protected], call Donna Marino, 860-638-1462