‘Power of Two’ teaches new parents the art of de-stressing

Power of Two, a nonprofit founded in 2015 that serves the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn, holds one-hour home visits once a week for 10 weeks to teach new parents how to be "responsive" parents

News 12 Staff

Apr 4, 2019, 10:49 PM

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‘Power of Two’ teaches new parents the art of de-stressing
For many people, becoming a parent is one of the greatest moments of their lives, but it can also be one of the most stressful.
Power of Two, a nonprofit founded in 2015 that serves the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn, holds one-hour home visits once a week for 10 weeks to teach new parents how to be "responsive" parents
The program is free for parents with children 6-24 months old. The goal is to prevent "toxic stress" from impacting a child's brain and behavior.
Executive director Erasma Monticciolo says the program can help children succeed later in life.
Courtney Vazquez, the mother of an 8-month-old child, says the program has made a difference.
"If the baby's less stressed, you're less stressed…Now I know what to do with my second child," she says.
 


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