Thursday, April 11, 2013

Circle of Parents Opens Another Group

Beginning in April, Circle of Parents has added a new day for parents and children to come for family fun and support.
The weekly meetings take place at Alexander County Partnership for Children on both Monday and Thursday mornings from 10-11:30. You can choose which day of the week works best for your schedule.
Alexander County Partnership for Children's Circle of Parents support groups meet weekly at their offices on Highway 90. The group is open to all parents and caregivers who are residents of Alexander County and who have children 6 months to five years of age.
In addition to the parent group, the children have a wonderful playroom filled with toys and activities that promote early learning and development as well as giving children the opportunity to play with other children and learn social skills that will help prepare them for kindergarten.
The Circle of Parents support group helps build friendships with other parents and caregivers who share common challenges and experiences in parenting. It’s also a place for parents and caregivers to be able to share their successes with one another. The weekly group is co-led by parents and a trained group facilitator. The group is an open place for parents and caregivers to share their experiences and find strength in each other.
What can you hope to gain from this group? You can have a feeling of belonging and relief while you learn that you are not alone in the challenges of parenting. You will learn about opportunities and other resources within the community and listen to others as they share their stories. You will also get a chance to learn how to become an advocate for yourself and others while giving and receiving support. The best part of this group is that the parents involved make the decisions about what the group will discuss.
The Alexander County Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for families and children in the County.
If you or someone you know needs parenting support, or if you would like more information about this program, please stop by the Partnership at 1565 NC Highway 90W in Taylorsville, call 828-632-3799 or visit