Who we are
formerly The Parenting
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to addressing our
nation's crises of child abuse, neglect & abandonment, teen
pregnancy & overall violence by working to bring parenting,
empathy & nurturing skills education to all school age children
Garfinkle, Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents’ Founder, is
a parent advocate & the mother of three daughters. She describes
her motivation for the project, "When I had my first child,
I was nearly thirty; I had read all the books & had taken parenting
& child development classes in college; I had been around the
world alone & had worked in many fields, including child care,
journalism & education. But nothing ever awed me as much as
being responsible for my own infant. I have always wondered how
parents who have had fewer opportunities to prepare & fewer
resources can possibly manage."
conceived Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents in 1995 with
author of Boys
Will Be Boys; Breaking the Link Between Masculinity & Violence,
reprinted in this site
from Sesame Street Parents Magazine) & Gary Ferdman,
longtime non-profit organizer & fundraiser. Prepare Tomorrow’s
Parents has since developed an extensive network of diverse
expertise & accelerating momentum through our
including concerned parents, students, educators, physicians, psychologists,
legislators, business leaders & other advocates of parenting
education for children & teens.
Parenting, empathy & nurturing skills must be taught in schools
& other settings to young people from pre-K & elementary
grades through high school.
children deserve parents who are prepared to be present, bonded,
nurturing & effective.
the responsibilities of effective parenting helps teens postpone
this demanding role & helps adults choose it wisely.
ability to empathize with & nurture others is crucial to positive
early human development & cannot be left to chance.
who have empathy & nurturing skills are less violent &
less likely to become abusive parents.
that promote emotional literacy report improved classroom climates
in which learning flourishes.
Tomorrow’s Parents is working
to bring parenting education to all school age children & teens
& promoting programs that provide parenting education for
children & teens.
an international clearinghouse of instructional materials for
teachers & advocates of parenting education for young people.
us at 561-620-0256 & a web site www.preparetomorrowsparents.org
for information exchange, referrals & assistance.
public awareness of parenting education for young people through
the media & in presentations.
efforts & advising proponents throughout the U.S. & internationally.
our advocacy guide,
Parents: How to Bring Parenting Education For Children & Teens
to Your Schools.
state & federal legislators about the importance of supporting
parenting education for young people.
additional information, view our brochure at