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Great Rotary Raffle Tickets on Sale!

Parenting Now! is so fortunate to be selected again as a recipient agency of the Great Rotary Raffle! Now in its 30th year, The Great Rotary Duck Race raises funds to support selected community-based prevention and intervention programs that nurture children and help their parents cope with child rearing. How It Works It’s easy! Purchase $5 …

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A Beautiful Evening at Flights & Bites for Families

On May 21, Parenting Now! held its Flights & Bites for Families fundraiser at Sarver Winery. The event featured a three-course tasting menu and wines expertly paired by Sarver Winery’s staff. It was a beautiful evening filled with laughs, love, and compassion. Here are some photos from this wonderful event. Cheers!

Postpartum Exercise Challenges

Women’s bodies go through extraordinary transformations during pregnancy, and these changes continue even after the baby is born. After the birth of my daughter, the ligaments in my feet loosened and none of my running shoes fit! Finding a shoe with a wider toe helped prevent any pain and injury while I got back into …

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Rosaria Haugland Named “Champion of Children”

Rosaria Haugland, business person and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 “Minalee Saks Champion of Children” by Parenting Now! Haugland was honored at the annual auction benefitting Parenting Now!, formerly Birth To Three. The auction was held at Valley River Inn. The “Minalee Saks Champion of Children” award is the highest accolade Parenting Now! can …

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Gifts From Our Parents

Our most lasting gifts come from how we are raised by our parents. Parenting Now! , formerly Birth To Three, asked community members to reminisce about their upbringing. Here are excerpts from their responses.

Jean Tate:

“Born in 1930 just as the Depression was descending on almost all families, I know my parents had a difficult time running a small business and raising my brother and me. Despite the times, my parents were always upbeat. I learned that money was not important, but behavior was. Good manners were insisted on and doing what is right and fair was firmly embedded in our psyches.”

Prevent Child Abuse by Helping Parents

These programs do come with a price tag – which is why local, state and federal governments, as well as private donors and foundations, help fund them. According to Fight Crime Invest in Kids, every $1 spent on research-based home visiting programs like Healthy Start and the Nurse-Family Partnership generates a return between $4 and $6. Children come to school ready to learn, have fewer health and social needs, grow up to commit fewer crimes and create a return on the investment as healthy, productive adults. These programs reduce child abuse rates, improve parenting skills, increase the time parents spend reading to their child, and help families access medical care. Better yet, they protect children from abuse. This not only saves money, it can save lives. And ultimately, that what is most important, no matter how much it costs.

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