Community Connection

Connecting Parents

Special support groups and programs for parents

Parenting children of any age has unique challenges. But talking to other parents and hearing how they’ve successfully dealt with similar situations can be enormously helpful. In fact, studies have found that an individual’s self-esteem is enhanced by making and sustaining connections that are supportive.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia  works to connect parents at all stages of family growth. We provide opportunities for support groups and clusters of workshops that help nurture and support parents as they raise their families.

Who We Serve

  • Parents-to-be
  • Parents of preschool aged children
  • Parents of school aged children
  • Parents of teenagers
  • Parents of young adults (post high school)

Parents of Preschooler Programs

  • Transition Tips to Kindergarten from Preschool
  • Temper Tantrums: The Good, Bad and the Ugly
  •  Play Time: The Best Boosts for Brain Development

Parents of School-Age Children

  • Talking to Your Child About Difficult Topics (Sadness, Loss)
  • Friendship in the Internet Age
  • Anger/Stress Management for Kids

Parents of Adolescents

  • Listening Tips that Encourage Teens to Talk
  • The Truth About E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Marijuana
  • When Your Teen is Depressed: 10 Things You Need to Do

Parents of Young Adults

  • Living with Young Adult Children: Peace with Boundaries
  • Tips for Grandparents who are Parenting
  • Sandwiched:  Managing the Stresses and Blessings of Parenting and Aging Parents