Muskegon Parenting Initiative (MPI)

Muskegon Parents’ Initiative is a coalition in Muskegon County working to increase parent education resources and to support parents in knowing they are not alone and that support is available to build strong families.

Building Strong Families with Support and Resources

The Muskegon Parenting Initiative understands that every family’s journey is unique, and we are committed to providing the necessary tools and resources to help parents succeed. Our coalition collaborates with various community organizations and partners to develop and offer comprehensive parent education and support services tailored to the diverse needs of families in Muskegon County.

Goals of Muskegon Parents’ Initiative:

  • To connect and increase parenting resources for families in Muskegon County and prevent duplication
  • To create a culture of acceptance and support for parenting education throughout Muskegon County
  • To engage community members to be a resource and connection for families in their own neighborhoods

Parenting Tips by Text

We are partnering with Bright by Text to send you regular and valuable messages by text! Parents and ANYONE who cares for a child can receive free text messages with easy, practical tips and activities right to your cell phone. Content comes from trusted partners like PBS and Sesame Street. Tips are targeted to your child’s age and include information on development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

Click here or text THRIVE to 274448 for free tips, activities, and resources for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8.

Become a Trusted Messenger

Trusted Messengers are individuals that help parents navigate the challenge of raising a family. They share components of the Conscious Discipline program in group settings to help parents and community members as they work with children. To learn more about becoming a Trusted Messenger in Muskegon County, view the flyers linked below.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a transformational way of connecting with kids. Conscious Discipline started as a program for child care centers and schools, but has since developed content to support parents as well. When we all focus on connecting with children and teaching them how to understand and express their emotions and needs, we build cooperation, relationships, and the skills for later success. The Muskegon Parents’ Initiative provides Conscious Discipline as a way to empower our community to share parenting support and to create a common language as we all connect with kids. To learn more about Conscious Discipline, view the links below.

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