SWAN Parenting Program

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A message for parents

A reminder to parents during this period of physical isolation.  Please make sure that you are taking care of yourself!  In addition to practicing physical isolation and hand washing please make sure you take some time to recharge your own batteries.  You are a less effective parent if you are stressed out and run down.  Take time each day to do something you enjoy doing for yourself, you do not have to be "on duty" as a parent all the time.  Kids are resilient and can figure out how to entertain themselves.  Their school work is theirs, not yours, let them be responsible for it.  Delegate house cleaning, laundry etc duties, its a great opportunity for kids to learn to vacuum, dust, yard work etc. and it will relieve you of some of the burden of doing everything around the house.  We understand these are unique and trying times but you are not alone. If you are feeling the need to talk with someone or if your family is in need of food please contact us at Youth and Family Services  648-6361.  



S.W.A.N. provides Parenting Education services through South Windsor Youth & Family Services Department. The goal of S.W.A.N. is to provide high quality Parenting Education and support for residents of South Windsor and surrounding communities, including grandparents and other relatives who are raising children. S.W.A.N. programs are offered in a safe, nonjudgmental environment which recognizes parents to be the primary teachers of their children. S.W.A.N. educational programs follow the National Extension Parent Education Model which emphasizes care for self, understanding, guiding, nurturing, motivating and advocacy.

S.W.A.N. also offers consultations for parents and grandparents who want additional support and education in a private setting. Please contact our Parent Education Coordinator, Chris Garrahan LMSW, at (860) 648-6361 x3320 or click his name below to schedule your appointment.



Parent Educator / Counselor

Ext. 3320