Nurturing Parents Class celebrates third graduating class

We thank the staff at the Head Start program for sharing their building with us.

The Nurturing Program recognizes that we all strive to be good parents and that each child is unique. Unfortunately, they don’t arrive with their own unique manual, so it is up to us to look inside ourselves to develop the empathy and nurturing ability we possess, so that we can look at each child as a wondrous individual and relate to them in that way. This involves looking at how we were parented, the beliefs we have inherited from society, and how we as parents honor ourselves as wondrous individuals.

So, it is so much more than learning discipline skills, and hopefully we all come out more nurturing towards our children, our environment and ourselves.

The next session of classes begins this week. The class if full, although those interested in attending can call to be put on a waiting list.

We are always looking for volunteers to help the skilled facilitators in the children’s group. Anyone is welcome; students are encouraged to participate and can earn some high school credit. References and background checks may be required.

For information: call Lily Mondragon at 749-5541.

Photo courtesy Lily Mondragon
Recent attendees of the Nurturing Parent class, sponsored by the San Juan Basin Health Department and the Colorado Children’s’ Trust, completed a third session with nurturing parents and children, completing 16 weeks of learning, sharing and fun.