Bettawati Mastirto and her husband, Iketut Mardika, are the proud parents of two very active children — Niluh, age 4 ½ and Joey, age 3. As older parents, they felt like they should have known what to expect in raising their children but soon found the experience challenging and overwhelming. The family lives near the Magnolia Place Family Center and discovered a flyer for the NuParent program.


Both parents signed up for a session in early 2009 where they learned vital child-rearing skills and bonding techniques with their children. They also discovered a social support group with the other parents and began attending NuParent Club meetings. Bettawati and Iketut found the information so valuable that they took a second NuParent session in October 2009. They both agree that their family life has positively changed because of what they learned in NuParent and recommend the program to all families with young children.