Parent Group Support are free, confidential, and anonymous. These groups serve as a safe place for parents to express frustrations and concerns about their children and families and get advice from other parents who understand.
Why should I try parent group support?
Parent Group Support (PGS) is a place where you can come to talk about your experiences and gain feedback without being judged or criticized. The group can help you to develop positive parenting solutions in a respectful environment. If you yearn for help and support to improve relationships with your children and professionals, a Parent Support Group might be the place for you.
What is the cost of attending a group?
All groups are FREE.
What time does Parent Support Groups begin?
BU parent support groups are held every third Saturday each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please try to be on time to ensure adequate time is allowed for the various elements of a meeting without running over.
I would like to attend a parent support group, but I don’t have childcare.
Do not worry because BU offers FREE childcare for moms who are in attendance. Just email your request for childcare at least one week in advance to secure a spot.
I requested childcare and no longer need it.
Not a problem. BU only asks that you be considerate of the volunteers who are donating their time and give us a 48 hour cancellation notice.
I have a really busy schedule and I might not be able to make it to all of the meetings, can I still join a Parent Support Group?
Come whenever you can. You are always welcome at Beyond Understandin’.
- Relationships – While discussions of curriculum are key elements of a small group, the driving force behind the group is the building of relationships.
- Authenticity – The atmosphere of a small group should encourage openness and transparency among members. This is an environment where people should feel free to be themselves.
- Confidentiality – For authenticity to occur, members must be able to trust that issues discussed within small group will not be shared outside the group.
- Respect – Group members should never say anything that will embarrass another member or members of the group.
- Availability – A primary responsibility of community is to prioritize for specific relationships. This requires a willingness to be available to meet each other needs when able.