Virtual Parent Support Groups

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Always Free
& Confidential 

Real people. Real connections.
Real compassion.

In a PHP Support Group, the parents decide what to talk about in an environment that is free from judgement. 

What Parents Are Saying...

"I have had my fair share of professional interventions but PHP is the most effective support system I have found. There's nothing more powerful than a group where you can share your experiences in an atmosphere of trust."

"The best thing is you can speak openly, and nothing you say goes anywhere. I never knew that if you had a problem you could talk about it and get help and understanding instead of criticism. Also you get answers for a lot of unanswered questions. I always leave group feeling better"

"I kept trying to convince myself that I could work things out on my own but eventually I couldn't lie to myself any more. It took a lot of courage to go to that first meeting. But when I got there, it was amazing to discover a place where parents could talk without being judged."

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I try a support group for parents?

A Parent Support Group 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, a Parent Support Group might be the place for you.

 

What is the cost of attending a group?

All groups are free.

Is it safe to participate in the virtual support group?
Yes, we use Zoom online meeting software which provides a secure connection to the group. All our meetings are password protected and only registered parents have the password.

Can I participate without giving my name?
We only ask for participants first name and last initial for our reporting requirements. So yes, you can be anonymous in the group.

 

I am shy. Do I have to participate with video?
Absolutely not, if you don't feel comfortable you can participate without video or call into the meeting with your phone.

What about if I don't have a computer or Internet connection?
No computer. No problem. You can participate by dialing into a phone number for the meeting.


How can I be sure that the everyone in the group is a parent?
Our registration process ensures that all our group participants are parents.

​​What is the difference between a Parenting Class and Parenting Support Group?

Parenting classes have an instructor who decides what the topic of discussion will be each week.  There may be assigned readings and speakers.  In a PHP Support Group, the parents decide what to talk about and are non-judgemental.  Only the parents in group can decide to invite an outside speaker.  If the Department of Children Families is requiring you to attend a parenting class, ask if a PHP Support Group would be ok instead.

​Do you provide proof of attendance?

After 8 weeks of attendance the the group facilitator will provide anyone with an attendance certificate for your participation in our Parent Support Groups

For more information, contact Richie at richie@parentshelpingparents.org or 617-926-5008, ext 106.

Our groups are for parents looking for support. We provide a safe space for parents, therefore we do not allow observers in our groups.

Parents Helping Parents

108 Water St

Watertown, MA 02742

Tel: 617-926-5008

Fax: 617-926-5011

info@parentshelpingparents.org

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