Parenting isn’t easy. In addition to the personal challenges each father and mother faces in raising a child, there are societal conditions that make parenting a real challenge for most of us. The institutions that serve us and our children—schools, medical systems, justice systems, towns and cities—are not meeting the needs of all parents and children. In most countries, the needs of parents for information, support, and respite go without adequate recognition or response.
This gift will provide a scholarship for a parent in need to participate in our six-week Building Emotional Understanding class. This class builds connection in stressed families, furthers parent's understanding of their own and their children's emotional needs, builds support within the family and the community and helps parents reduce family stress and communicate their love and caring to their children.