My friend Dr. Albert Karnig came by to chat with me this week to see how I am doing. After he complimented me on how good I look and that I seem to be doing fine, he shared a program that he is involved with called Infant-Toddler Success Parent Coaching Program for parents with children 0 to 4 years of age.
For those of you who do not know him, he is the retired president of California State University, San Bernardino who took me several years ago to see the late B.B. King my favorite blues singer. He is committed to making our community a better place to live through education and other quality of life programs.
I have believed all of my life that good parenting improves the chances for children to succeed in life, but I did not have the evidence to demonstrate that belief. I just knew that when a mother, father, or loved one talks and plays with a baby during their waking hours their attention span is greater while learning from the interaction.
With the City of San Bernardino in need of intervention and prevention programs to reduce crime and help lift families out of poverty, this is one program that we should help encourage new parents to take advantage of.
If you are interested or know someone who can benefit from this program contact: (909) 347-7313 or www.infanttoddlersuccess.org.