Research shows that babies who receive affection and nurture from their caregivers have the best opportunities at healthy development. Designed by Stephen Bavolek, Community Based Parent Families is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and others who care for children. Participants will learn what nurturing is and how to be a nurturing parent, enhance positive relationships with children, how to discipline without spanking, methods to handle stress and anger, child growth and development, understanding the brain development in children and teens and how to help build youths self-esteem.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Attend one or both sessions.

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

583 E. Cedar St.
Standish, MI 48658


Severe Mint Allergy: Please note that one instructor has a severe anaphylactic reaction to mint, menthol, and eucalyptus. Please do not bring any mints or wear mint oil to class.

Registration for Nurturing Families is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 17, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information please contact Nicole Wethington at 989-344-3264 ext. 1 or