Kayden and Betty-smBetty knows she’s a good mom but life gets really busy and ChildStrive’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) program gives her dedicated time to concentrate on her son’s social, emotional, and physical development. “I saw it as an opportunity to learn more about my kids. PAT gives me the set time to just be with my son and focus on his development, and really pay attention to how he’s growing.” Betty became a mom at just 16 and was pregnant with her second child when she graduated from high school. Today both of her kids are doing really well and she credits her confidence as a mother, and the quality time they spend together to ChildStrive. “Parents as Teachers is encouragement; reassuring you that you’re doing it right; you’re doing a good job; and they are there to answer any questions you might have. They are an extra resource in your support circle.” Betty’s family has benefited from the home-visiting service and she gets options on what their appointments are about – they’ve discussed everything from Kayden’s temperment to meal planning. Contact ChildStrive for more information at 425-353-5656 or www.ChildStrive.org

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