Parenting Support Group
Leader's Guide and Participant Guide
Good News: You Don't Have To Be an Expert
to Start an Effective Parenting Support Group
Start an Effective Parenting Support Group in your area. These groups are a great
way to help others in your church grow in their parenting, and an excellent way
to reach out to hurting parents in your community. One of the greatest benefits,
however, is for those who lead and organize the group. As you help others in
their parenting you will grow yourself in ways that you hadn't imagined.
This guide is divided into three sections. The first section gives you more information
about what Effective Parenting Support Groups are and why they work. The second
section gives you specific instructions about how to start and run an Effective
Parenting Support Group in your church or community. The third section is a practical
suggestion manual for helping parents who feel overwhelmed. You will learn about
three kinds of crises, how to deal with what appear to be insurmountable problems,
and how to view your role as you work with parents who need help.
Includes forms for starting, running, and managing an Effective Parenting Support
Effective Parenting Support Group Participant Guide
Use this booklet to orient new participants in your group. Help them keep on
track, know how to solve parenting problems with you, and how the group
works. This resource will help each participant understand what an Effective
Parenting Support Group is and will clarify expectations of how to relate.