The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu (SPASTN)

Parent Support Groups

Parents Support Group (PSGs) means Parents Helping Parents in all ways. 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.
The groups follow a Parent Leadership Model, meaning that the parents in the group are in charge of how the group runs. Parents discuss the parenting issues that are most important to them.  A trained group facilitator and a Parent Leader help meetings run smoothly.
Why do parents join a Parent Support Group?

Time for themselves; marital problems; balancing work and children; needing someone to talk to; program requirement; crisis involving teenager daughter/son; to lower stress; learn better parenting skills; discipline problems; babies who won't go to sleep; single parent stress; constant yelling at home; an ADHD / Special child; children who won't listen; rebellious children; teens who are skipping school; own history as an abused or neglected child; a belief in the myth of the "perfect parent;" and no one to talk to....just for a start.

We would cry together, laugh together, be angry together and admit mistakes together without any fear of criticism." - Parents