BYFS has a strong commitment to supporting parents of children of all ages, in service to our mission of addressing the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children, youth, adults and families in Bedford through programs and services that support and nurture. We have pamphlets and resources on various parenting issues available in our offices in the Town Center building and also offer parent education workshops about relevant parenting topics, often in collaboration with Bedford Public Schools, Bedford Public Library, Bedford Police Department, the parent associations, and other local organizations. Every other year we publish and distribute free of charge our award winning Celebrating Parenting Weekly Engagement Calendar, a resource designed to offer general support and guidance about common parenting issues.
To make it easier for Bedford parents to access resources in a timely fashion we are adding this new For Parents section to our website. Our goal is to provide parents quick tips about parenting and provide some general guidance about how to address an issue with your child or help you help your child to solve a problem. We plan to also feature access to resources we have created or offered to the community and whose information is still relevant, resources like our “Ask BYFS” columns for the BEST Newsletter and selected taped parent presentations through collaboration with BedfordTV and Youtube.
Of course for more long-standing or serious problems we recommend consultation with your child’s pediatrician, school guidance counselor, or other professional. Please feel free to also contact our office at 781-275-7727 for help with persistent problems or to ask about counseling services. You may also confidentially email the Director.
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