“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.” - Diane Loomans

We all understand that raising a child in today’s climate is challenging. This is why Bal Swan exists! Bal Swan is a community of families and educators who are partnering to ensure our children have the best chance at success in life.

In research of successful families, there are five factors that have been determined to strengthen families.  Strengthening Families™, a Protective Factors Framework, identified these factors.

Please click on the following links to see how Bal Swan supports current families in each of these 5 areas.